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SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Tiger Ali Singh

REAL NAME: Gurjit Singh Hans, better known as 'Mick'
BORN: March 9, in Toronto, Ontario
6'5", 285 pounds
AKA: Tiger Jeet Singh Jr.

 Imagine in your first match as a pro, you team with your father, the legendary Tiger Jeet Singh in Japan's FMW against Onita and Tarzan Goto. That's what happened to Tiger Ali Singh in November 1992.

Tiger trained to be a wrestling in the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo for six months. He spent time with with Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchison at Sully's Gym in Toronto, and learned kick-boxing in Thailand and Bangkok.

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Tiger was a successful high school basketball player (even attracting some U.S. colleges) before deciding that he wanted to follow his father's footsteps.

In January 1997, Tiger Ali Singh joined the WWF. Since that time, we've seen little of him on North American TV, but he is being pushed internationally, including taking the inaugural Kuwait Cup.

In July 1998, he debuted his new 'attitude' that's closer to the real thing -- a rich, flamboyant, arrogant descendant of Asian royalty.

TIGER JEET SINGH

  • July 2, 2012: Charity name of the game at TigerFest
  • December 19, 2011: Tigers spur on Toy Drive in Milton
  • June 28, 2010: Discrimination of South Asians has lessened through the years
  • June 3, 2010: TigerFest debuts this weekend in Milton
  • December 27, 2009: Mat Matters: Reflections on Christmas
  • November 19, 2009: Milton honours Tiger Jeet and Tiger Ali Singh
  • November 1998: Q & A with Tiger Ali Singh
  • Jan. 31, 1997: Tiger Ali Singh ready to take on the world

    MEMORIES

     I was there from the first day of Tiger in the WWF when he signed his contract at SkyDome. While George Chuvalo and Bret Hart wished him the best of luck. He hasn't disappointed me at all, the Kuwait Cup was one championship in a future filled with titles.
     Craig Rixen
     I was at the wrestling match, at Skydome when Tiger beat Miguel Perez. He is going to be the next superstar in the WWF. I also saw him in action in Nov 6 1994 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadum, New Delhi. He was amazing.
     BSD234517@aol.com
     Tiger Ali Singh is the best newcomer I have ever seen enter pro wrestling. I have followed the sport for the last 30 years and remember Ali father fighting a great sold out fight in the gardens against the Sheik, Tiger Ali Singh will be a great superstar in the pro wrestling
     feild.
      I saw Tiger Ali Singh when he signed his contract with the WWF at SkyDome. It was just amazing....I have also seen him wrestle on T.V. This guys in just a monster. His elbow drops are just so powerful. WWF watch out.
     Keith
      This wrestler has everything it takes to be champ. I seen him at the Skydome in November and he was incredible. I hope to see him at the Skydome in May.
      Best of Luck. Mike Smitz
     I have occasionally seen Tiger Ali Singh wrestle on television. While the WWF has been ignoring him on their television shows, I can see that the man has a lot of potential. He has won the Kuwait Cup, and obtained victories over stars such as Bob Holly and Miguel Perez. There are not many professional wrestlers with Indian heritage, and he has done what I plan to do-- enter this great sport.
     Manju Lal
     Just a little pet peeve of mine; why is it that if someone lives in a small town anywhere remotely close to Toronto they are said to have lived in the Toronto area. Mick Hans(aka Tiger Jeet Singh Jr./Tiger Ali Singh) grew up in Milton Ontario. Milton is not part of the mega-city nor is it in the Toronto area, it's its own independent entity.
     jerks-netcom.ca
      I think that Tiger Ali Singh is the next biggest thing in the WWF since the Iron Shiek who everybody loved to hate. For those commoners who don't like it - toooooooo bad, and in the words of DX "SUCK IT".
      Lion Singh
     I remember when there used to be a Punjabi saying "phude is the world to me", and my friend Tiger always lived up to that.
     SWINGAJATT
     It is a great honor and insperation to know that one of our own has reached this level of sucess. And better yet that you are keeping the culture alive. I mean when you speak PUNJABI in the ring me and my cousins go absoulutly crazy. BRRRHHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And one last comment what you are doing can only be performed by the best or you can say by a Jatt.
     JATT LOVE.
     Tiger Ali Singh lives in my hometown of Milton Ontario not Toronto. I met Tiger at Gallingers Car Dealership in Milton when He had an autograph session. He is a great guy. He is often seen in the Milton Mall at Smithbooks or Loblaws. He is a community Type Guy!!
     Geoff Stanley
     I was at the Raw when Tiger had a guy lick Abu's foot it was great, Tiger is the greatest in putting down the American, I am American as well but Indian first, so everything Tiger says in Punjabi is true and I am a proud Asian and I am glad that the WWF has add such a great talent to the roster. Tiger Ali Singh will be the greatest champ when he gets the chances to show that his wrestling is superior then the mic skills (which are amazing) so the other WWF superstars better watch out especially Stone Cold the true American with to class.
     TigerAliSinghFan
     Tiger Ali Singh is the biggest and best CUSSARA around and no body can beat him.
      Kila Kali Union City
     I was in England and I was very excited to hear about Tiger Ali Singh. I was so happy that I went to Florida and I did lost and lost of mutman.
      PASU469
     Tiger Ali Singh is da best wrestler.....I'm proud that he is an Indian after all...I salute to him.
     YOGI
     Tiger,
     You have done us Indians proud.
     Rajamaivia@aol.com
      Tiger Ali is the best new wrestler in a long time. Good to see an Indian wrestler up there. I love it when he speak Punjabi. "JUT PATTAN DE"
      Tika Cheema
     I think Tiger Ali Singh is the best Indo-Canadian wrestler ever of the nineties. I saw him wrestle in Kuwait. What a great athlete. Jai hind!!!
      LEEANN & KENNETH D'SA, TORONTO,CANADA.
     Tiger your an inspiration for all us Sikhs. You're a great role model for all us Punjabis. YOU DA MAN.
      HARPREET BHAVRA
      My memory of Tiger Ali Singh or Gurjit Singh Hans, whichever you prefer is while watching Jonnovision on CBC Wed. Jan 13th, 99. While bragging about his so called money he handed over $1000 Canadian to a guy who imitated the Rock and also the Undertaker. Just before he handed this money over he said, "It's not worth so much as American money but then again neither are the people." This is supposed to be a person to put in the Canadian Hall of Fame? It goes to show how much he thinks of Canadians and the country he was born in.
      Derrick Upward
      Tiger Ali Singh is unbeatable, and that's the bottom line. I can't wait until he wins the belt!!! He's done us Indians proud!
      Puneet
      I have a few words (in the language of Punjabi) to express how I feel about Tiger Jeet Singh Junior...
      "Oh putt jattan deh bolon deh bacre, oh putt jattan deh!!!! BBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!"
      The second thing I want to say is concerning Vince McMahon. Vince may think he's marketing Tiger Jeet Singh Junior very well by giving him the name "Tiger Ali Singh" and thinking that people will believe that he's either a Sikh or a Muslim. Well Vince, Indian and Pakistani people aren't dumb!! When an Indian person makes it big time, everyone knows who he/she is in the Indian community. So, we all know that Tiger Jeet is a Sikh (Punjabi)... not a Muslim!!! So do us all a favor Vince and take that "Ali" off his name, and put "Jeet" back in there. We're tired of laughing at how you tried to mix his name by using "Ali" and "Singh". Muslim and Sikhism are two different cultures... Tiger Jeet is 100% Punjabi (Sikh). I got 6 words for ya... "BOLEI SOLEI HAN!! SAT SRI AKHAL!!!"
      Punjabi Jatt, Canada
     tiger ali singh needs to be noticed.he needs to come on often.Tiger is representing the punjabi nation in the world and is a good role model so vince let me put it this way "theree ma tee futhi"
     RICHMOND,PUNJABI,JATT,INDI
      I've seen Tiger Ali Singh in action, and I have to say, the man has potential. It's good to see another Indian make it to the big time like that and I hope for good things in his future in the wayward world of professional wrestling.
      Manoj
     I think Tiger Ali Singh is a great inspiration to all of DA Punjabi people out there. i think he's got the potential to be the great one and i love it when he speaks in punjabi yaar.
     CHAK DEY TIGER, PUTH JAT DA, TAKE OUT ALI AND REPLACE IT WITH JEET YAAR. Tiger is da man
     speak Punjabi in the ring more, introduce yourself in the ring like val venis, except in Punjabi
     e.g. 'Sat sri akaal merey punjabi's, puth jaatan dey, chak dey' do some bhangra in the ring
      Daman
     kiddah??? tiger is the best wrestler i know. i think he needs to be more recognized. after all family comes first. chukk thay phatay!!!!!!!!!
     gary977@hotmail.com
     Gurjit singh Hans (aka Tiger Ali Singh) respect to you I think you know why I have titled this message respect punjab. Every time I see you on wwf you are always cussing.
      ArtBharajAn
     I think Tiger Ali Singh is one wrestler that were the, is still the best and the best there ever will be. Tiger Ali Singh should come to the ring accompanied by some Punjabi babes. That will make the wrestling match more hot. Tiger ji, I have to tell u something in punjabi "ENGRAZE NU MARR MARR KEY BONDA PATETHEY.
      CHAKDEY FATEH.
     I think it is great that the Punjabis have finally hit the scene world-wide and lets hope that Tiger Ali Singh wins the wwf title and show the gora what we are really made of.
     CHAKTEH FATEH PUNJABIAH
     Gurnaik Singh (u.k)
     Tiger Ali Singh is the best thing that's happened to the WWF. Me and my fellow Punjabis think that the gold should be around Tiger's waist and thats all I got to say about that!!!!!
     Jimmy Dhaliwal, Calgary,AB
     Tiger Ali Singh was amazing, he should be WWF champion. I remember when he came out and insulted Americans, it was great , he is just a great athelete and he is a great entertainer, he should be one of the tops right now, WWF is doin a dumb thing by ignoring such a superior athlete such as Tiger.
      Vin , New Jersey
     Tiger how you doing, I hear that there is an another great wrestler in the states named KILLER KHALSA SINGH why don't you team up with him maybe you might get some where, I hear he is doing excellent, have you heard off him?
      I hope you could team up and get somewhere in the wrestling business best off luck take care.
      I haven't seen you on TV what happened?
      Tony Mann.
     First It was the ATOM BOMBS in the Pokhran Nuclear tests. Now it's TIGER ALI SINGH! HOW BETTER CAN IT GET?
     Bosco
     HI Tiger how you doing? Sometimes I watch your wrestling on the T.V. and I'm very proud on you when you speak Punjabi in ring. I like to say you that you are Punjabian the sann as like we had kubbdi player Harjeet Bajakhana ( CHARDA SURAJ PUNJAB THE) CHUKK THAY PHATAY ANGRANJIAN THAY. Tell them that we are Punjabi and what we can do when JUR JHAN HATH THUSMAN THAY NAL. Good luck home.
     Baba Brar
     Hey Tiger, I know you want remember me but in New Orleans next to Uno I met you at a subway. I was the first person to go and speak to you. For a wrestler in public you could not hide who you were everyone in the place was staring and talking about you. You were a real nice person. I still have your autograph in my checkbook register. Well anyway I would like to know where are you now and why you are not wrestling.
     evelyn
     Hey Tiger. I live in your home town. We met at the fall fair a few years back. You gave me an autograph. I still have it. Keep in touch.
     tjw_88@hotmail.co
     Dear Tiger, U have done us Indians proud. We think that you are the greatest wrestler in the whole world and that the WWF championship around your waist and not any other wrestler. U DA MAN, U R GREAT.
     gopalthegreat1
     Sat Sri Akal Tiger.
     You are the most effective wrestler ever to join the WWF. Make us Singh's proud and win the WWF title. Like you said on your WWF interview, wrestling began in india and you should take your title to India when you win it.
     Ravinder Singh
     I think Tiger Ali's tight, but I don't like how the WWF made him disrespect his turban which is a shame. Tiger, teach Steve Blackman and the WWF a serious lesson. I would hate for the Sikh community to turn against you, Tiger. Fight the power. The turban is a very religious symbol which is scared and millions have people have died for its pride. I don't agree with that but I like Tiger if he's not acting like a coward that night.
     Dukhi4life
     When I first saw Tiger Ali in the ring, I was so proud to see my own punjabi Brother reached this level of success in Wrestling. I want to wish him best in his career and may he be the best in what he does -- that is kick ass.
     GBahia5326
      To all those people that refer to themselves as "Jat" and at the same time call themselves sikhs are complete and utter morons. For all of you that aren't familiar with Sikhs please ignore these self proclaimed Sikhs because they know as much about Sikhism as Bush knows about politics. (And by the way Muslim and Sikhism is a religion not a culture!) The Sikh religion is a humble and liberal one. True Sikhs don't hate Muslims or any other religion. True Sikhs don't live for vanity or egotistical goals. The main reason that Sikhism was born was to rebel against the caste system that so many fake Sikhs especially the vast majority of Jat's follow. I was born a "Jat" myself so I have first hand knowledge. But unlike these morons I studied the religion and found it to be a lot more sophisticated and liberal than what I was taught by my "Jat" friends. So all you morons that tarnish the Sikh religion by associating your moronic opinions with (especially you "Punjabi Jatt, Canada") leave the Singh out of your names
      G. Singh