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SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Tiger Jeet Singh

REAL NAME: Jagjit Singh Hans
6'3", 265 pounds
BORN: India

 As the story goes, Jagit Singh Hans arrived in Toronto in 1965 with $8 in his pocket and a dream. He trained with Fred Atkins in Toronto, and started in Frank Tunney's promotion. It wasn't long until his crazy antics in the ring made him a superstar, especially in Japan. He invested his earnings well, and now is worth several million dollars, and owns a palatial home just north of Toronto. The Tiger is also a prominent member of Metro Toronto's Sikh community. In January 1997, his son Mick, better known now as Tiger Jeet Singh Jr. or Tiger Ali Singh, joined the WWF.

TIGER JEET SINGH STORIES

  • Dec. 23, 2011: Tiger Jeet Singh remembers Umanosuke Ueda
  • Dec. 19, 2011: Tigers spur on Toy Drive in Milton
  • Oct. 22, 2010: Tiger Jeet Singh No. 1 at school in his honour
  • June 3, 2010: TigerFest debuts this weekend in Milton
  • March 5, 2010: School named after Tiger Jeet Singh
  • December 27, 2009: Mat Matters: Reflections on Christmas
  • November 19, 2009: Milton honours Tiger Jeet and Tiger Ali Singh
  • April 21, 2005: The two sides of Tiger Jeet Singh
  • January 31, 1997: Q & A with Tiger Jeet Singh Sr.
  • January 13, 1996: Tiger Jeet Singh's career is burning bright
    Memories

    I remember going with some of my buddies when we were in grade 11 to see him fight Tiger Jeet Singh.
     The Gardens was sold out.
     The Sheik threw salt in Singh's face, and TJS put his sleeper hold on the ref.
     WOW!
     rlevita
     I can remember driving Tiger Singh Sr around in a yellow Honda Scamp to Festival Hall and Channel 9 in 1972 -73 and going to Acland Street Stkilda above a butcher shop and having marinated meat also having pizza and a beer with Jeet in a park near a beach . And having an Indian meal in exhibition St Melb. And l also remember filling the tank at the airport after picking him up and paying $2 and he said fill the tank right up
     glenny if Jeet gets to hear of this message .I wish him nothing but the best and also his son happy new year
     Regards Glenn
      Who could forget the wild mud match between Tiger and The Sheik?--at the Cobo, I believe. I have a tape of it and still relish it. Two wrestling crazies who are no doubt rolling in the dough now. I wish them both well.
      ThomHoughton
     One of the true wrestling legends is undoubtedly the Great Tiger Jeet Singh --as a young boy- watching the Tiger energized gave me confidence to tackle the challenges of growing up - thanks Tiger and I wish you the best.
     Sid
     This was back in 1994, my Dad met Tiger Jeet Singh and his son Tiger Ali Singh through a friend. They were hosting a wrestling show in England, in Hayes, West London, which has one of the largest Sikh community living in England. I remember him paying a visit to our home, a few days before the match. I remember going to watch the match, the turnout was 5000 and it was staged open air. The Sheik lost badly, suffered a humiliating defeat. I enjoyed it quite thoroughly, both TJS and his son won. Later on after the match had finished, my dad and myself were dining with TJS and his crew at this restaurant owned by a friend.
     I wish both Tiger Jeet Singh and his son, Tiger Ali Singh all the best of luck and to have a great Christmas.
     Gurbinder Singh Gill