Tiger Joginder Singh

Tiger Joginder Singh (born 1919) was an Indian professional wrestler. He was the first All Asia Tag Team Champion along withKing Kong. He was one of the top professional wrestler of India at that time.

Early life

He was born in Punjab Province, British India into a Sikh family.

Professional wrestling career


In 1948 Tiger Joginder and Arjan Singh Das was signed by Great World’s wrestling promoters, where he competed against many top wrestlers like King Kong, Bill Verna, George Zbisko, Tiger Ray Holden and Seelie Samara etc and earned the fame worldwide.

United States

Tiger wrestled in the United States in late 40s to early 50s with wrestler such as The French Angel, Ted Christy, Kola Kwariani, Jack Dempsey, Oki Shikina, Lord Carlton and Benny Trudel etc. On 8 March 1950 his match with Chief Thunderbird at Paramount Theatre had attracted lots of attention of the people.


In 1954 Tiger competed in Rustam-e-Hind (Champion of India) tournament but lost in the final to Dara Singh.The same year he defeated European Heavyweight ChampionBert Assirati in front of the 50,000 spectators at Bombay. In 1959 he competed in another professional wrestling tournament Commonwealth Championship but didn’t succeed.

Japan Wrestling Association

On 16 November 1955 in the Japan Wrestling Association, he and King Kong defeated Rikidōzan and Harold Sakata in a two out of three falls match at JWA All Asia Championship tournament final to crown the inaugural All Asia Tag Team Champions. But he failed to capture the All Asia Heavyweight Championship.


He also did acting in some Indian films at 1960s with fellow wrestles Dara Singh, King Kong and Randhawa.

Year Film Role Notes
1964 Samson Hindi films
Rustom-E-Rome Plato
Jagga Punjabi film
Hercules Wrestler Hindi films
Sandhya Deeper Sikha Bengali film
1965 Saat Samundar Paar Wrestler Hindi films
Rustom-E-Hind Wrestler
1966 Rustom Kaun

In wrestling

  • Signature moves
    • Cobra hold
    • Kick
    • Side headlock
    • Arm wrench

Championship and accomplishments

  • Japan Wrestling Association
    • All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 time)- with King Kong