Sonjay Dutt

Sonjay Dutt

Sonjay Dutt: A Brief Biography

Retesh Bhalla is an Indian American professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is best known for his work with TNA and other independent promotions. He has worked with WWE as a producer. He is currently a producer for AEW.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Career (2000-2003)

Dutt's parents moved to the USA from India. In 2000, Dutt began his training at KYDA Pro wrestling. He got his major break from MLW in 2003.

TNA (2003-2009)

Dutt signed with TNA in 2003. He started wrestling for the X Division during his time with the company. He has heavily featured in the division and faced the likes of Amazing Red, Chris Sabin, Samoa Joe, Shark Boy, Roderick Strong, and Austin Aries.

In 2006, Dutt began his chase for the Paparazzi Championship and lost. Dutt became the number one contender for the X Division Championship frequently and failed to win the championship.

Dutt was involved in a storyline with Jay Lethal and his on-screen girlfriend SoCal Val. Dutt interrupted their on-screen wedding and turned heel. At No Surrender, Dutt defeated Lethal in a Ladder of Love match when Val turned on Lethal. In 2009, Dutt's contract was expired, and he parted ways with the company.

Dutt in a match

Independent Circuits (2009-2019)

After he departed from TNA, Dutt wrestled for several independent promotions such as ROH, Chikara, CZW, MXW Pro Wrestling, VCW, and NWA Virginia winning matches and championships.

Return to TNA (2012-2013)

Dutt made his return to TNA and rejoined the X Division. He wrestled with familiar faces like Austin Aries, Christopher Daniels, Chris Sabin, and Frankie Kazarian. He face Manik and Kenny King for the X Division Championship on two occasions and lost.

Dutt during his entrance

Global Force Wrestling (2015-2016)

In 2015, Dutt joined Jeff Jarrett's GFW. In November, Dutt defeated PJ Black to win the GFW NEX*GEN Championship. In November 2016, Dutt lost the title to Cody Rhodes. Dutt was the longest-reigning GFW NEX*GEN Champion.

Dutt at GFW

Return to Impact (2017-2019)

In 2017, Dutt returned to Impact Wrestling. At Impact Wrestling Tapings in Mumbai, Dutt defeated Low Ki to win his first X Division Championship. After 81 days, Dutt lost the title to Trevor Lee. After a few months, Dutt was sidelined due to an injury. In 2018, Dutt returned and joined the announce team with Josh Mathews. In 2019, Dutt was released from his contract.


Producer (2019-Present)

Dutt became a producer for WWE in 2019. After two years, they released Dutt from his contract. In June, AEW signed Dutt as a producer. In 2022, Dutt appeared at Supercard of Honor and assisted Jay Lethal.

Dutt as a producer

Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumebr of Times
APWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship1
CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship2
CWF United States Championship1
CSWF Cruiser X Championship1
CSWF Tag Team Championship2
DZW Tag Team Championship1
GFW NEX*GEN Championship1
GWA Tag Team Championship1
IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship1
MLW Junior Heavyweight Championship1
NWA Impact Junior Heavyweight Championship1
PCW Heavyweight Championship1
Zero1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship1
Impact X Division Championship1
PCW Tag Team Championship1

Sonjay Dutt News

"AEW came at the right time" - 22-year wrestling veteran on leaving WWE to sign with Tony Khan
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AEW announces legendary IMPACT Wrestling tag team\'s debut at All Out; will team up with Jay Lethal in a trios match 
AEW announces legendary IMPACT Wrestling tag team's debut at All Out; will team up with Jay Lethal in a trios match 
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Last Modified Dec 12, 2022 17:12 IST