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Wang Bin (Chinese: 王彬;[2] born April 14, 1994),[3] is a Chinese professional wrestler, using the ring name Tian Bing. He is best known for his time in WWE, and for being the first wrestler from Mainland China to compete in the company.

Tian Bing
Birth nameWang Bin
Born (1994-04-14) April 14, 1994 (age 25)
Anhui, China
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Bin Wang
Tian Bing
Wang Bin
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Billed fromShanghai, China
Trained byAntonio Inoki[1]
DebutDecember 31, 2013
Tian Bing
Chinese天兵
Wang Bin
Chinese王彬

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Inoki Genome Federation (2013–2016)Edit

Wang debuted in the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) on December 31, 2013, defeating Kendo Kashin at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 event.[4] Wang continued to wrestle for IGF for three years before leaving for the WWE. He wrestled his last IGF match on May 29, 2016, teaming with Alexander Otsuka to defeat the team of Pancrase legends Masakatsu Funaki and Takaku Fuke at the Genome36 event.[5]

WWE (2016–2018)Edit

On June 16, 2016, WWE officially announced Wang's signing to the company.[1] Although being promoted as WWE's first mainland Chinese developmental talent, Wang was preceded by Kenny Li six years before him.[6][7][8]

On the October 26, 2016 episode NXT, Wang made his television debut under the ring name Tian Bing, teaming with Ho Ho Lun in a losing effort against #DIY in the first round of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.[9] He competed in the André the Giant Memorial battle royal at WrestleMania 33, where he eliminated Fandango and Tyler Breeze before being eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.[10] Bing would make an appearance on the prerecorded episode of NXT on October 17, 2018, teaming with Rocky, in a losing effort to the team of Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. He was released from his contract on October 19.[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WWE announces historic talent signing in China".
  2. ^ [1],王彬登陆美国WWE摔跤狂热大赛成中国第一人。
  3. ^ "Tian Bing: Profile & Match Listing - Internet Wrestling Database (IWD)". www.profightdb.com.
  4. ^ "Tian Bing's 2013 IGF matches". cagematch.net.
  5. ^ "Tian Bing's 2016 IGF matches". cagematch.net.
  6. ^ "Kenny Li: Profile & Match Listing - Internet Wrestling Database (IWD)". www.profightdb.com.
  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Li Fang « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  8. ^ "Florida Championship Wrestling". 24 February 2011. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Pantoja, Kevin. "411's WWE NXT Report 10.26.16". Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "WWE adds Chinese wrestler to the WrestleMania battle royal". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.solowrestling.com/new/75365-wwe-despide-a-varios-talentos-en-desarrollo-de-nxt

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