Mumbai Indians receive a surprise gift from WWE Superstar Triple H

Mumbai Indians became the first team to win three IPL titles.

Mumbai Indians' co-owners Nita Ambani and Akash Ambani with captain Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians’ co-owners Nita Ambani and Akash Ambani with captain Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sharma after winning IPL 2017. (Photo: IANS)

The final match of the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) was relished by many cricket fans all over the world. Mumbai Indians pulled off an exciting 1-run win against Rising Pune Supergiant in a low-scoring encounter. They became the first team to win three IPLs. Their skipper Rohit Sharma became the first player to win four IPLs (first one for now disbanded team Deccan Chargers). Batting first, Mumbai scored just 129 runs.

130 was never a mountain to climb for Pune, but the bowlers wearing the blue and golden jersey pulled out a top-drawer performance. With just 7 runs needed from 5 deliveries, former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson showed that he still has fire in his belly. Micro-blogging website Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for the winning team.


Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Ranveer Singh described their emotion on Twitter. But little did anyone at Mumbai camp know, that the next superstar in line to congratulate them would be WWE Superstar Triple H. Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar and the current COO of WWE’s tweet has been a pleasant surprise for the joyous Mumbai camp.

Mumbai’s special gift

Triple H congratulated Mumbai on Twitter. He wrote “Congratulations, Mumbai Indians. WWE has something headed your way! WWE India”. So what can that gift be? It will the same belt which is worn by WWE World Heavyweight Championship winners. A bit different though this time, as the side plates of the splendid belt will bear the logo of Mumbai Indians.

We saw WWE superstars Big E Langston and Kofi Kingston in the Extraa Innings T20 studio this year. WWE is willing to increase their market in India and the COO’s step will help them in doing that. But this is not the first time he has done that.

He presented a similar kind of belt to the NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He also presented the belt to the Chelsea FC legend John Terry, after his team won the English Premier League 2016/17. FC Bayern Munich also received the same gift after they won the Bundesliga 2016/17.