Samir Singh: There was a sense of relief being let go from WWE

The Bollywood Boyz (Samir & Sunil Singh) open up about their departures from WWE and owning the I.P. of The Bollywood Boyz name

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The Bollywood Boyz (Samir & Sunil Singh’s) last match in WWE took place in May and they fell in defeat to Ikemen Jiro and the recently released August Grey. Along with Grey, Samir and Sunil were released from WWE on June 25th. The duo arrived to WWE in 2016 and are often remembered for their pairing with Jinder Mahal during Mahal’s world title run.

Following their exit from WWE, Samir and Sunil joined Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman’s Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast. They are both excited about the future and while it did briefly take the wind out of their sails, Samir stated that there was a sense of relief being let go because they were not able to reach their full potential in the company.

Sunil: I know, we’re excited too and it’s funny, when we both got the call, we normally on our days off, we go train at the local gym here at the local ring and literally, both got the call we were fired from our job as we were pulling up to in-ring training and we looked at each other like, ‘What a way to go out?’ You know? Here we are, on our day off training, about to go around and break a sweat and we both lost our job. At first we were like, ‘Are we gonna practice? Are we gonna train?’ But we’re like, ‘F*ck it. Let’s just keep going.’

Samir: Yeah, I mean to your point Sean [Waltman], losing your job sucks, any job. Obviously it sucks the wind out of you but there was a sense of relief, you know what I mean? I don’t think we fully realized our potential is one thing. If you feel like you’ve had a run or you’ve gone after tag titles, I feel like we were on the cusp of it. When we were down in 205 [Live], we were just staying ready and we were booked — I think we worked every week, maybe minus a couple weeks in the last year and we were ready. We were ready but that’s why there’s that relief where like, ‘Okay, we haven’t fully realized that potential.’ There was so many creative ideas. As far as the shtick that we were doing, the whole Bollywood Boyz, we’re like, ‘Man, you got an untapped market of over a billion people’ and there’s so many videos, vignettes we could have done and we were pitching, pitching, pitching and we had patience. We’re like, ‘It’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen’ but sure enough now, it’ll happen outside the WWE.

Prior to joining WWE, they were known on the independent scene as The Bollywood Boyz for a period time. Sunil stated that he and his brother own the intellectual property of their tag team name, but they are also looking to reinvent themselves so they might not be using The Bollywood Boyz name going forward.

Sunil: Now we’re almost like we feel like it’s time to maybe — there’s a bit of a refresher so we’re shooting ideas back and forth because — rebranding, you know? So you wanna reinvent yourself. That’s the key, right Sean [Waltman]? Longevity is the key of this business so, we’ll see what we do but we’re excited man. Our creative juices are flowing.

Along with The Bollywood Boyz, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese did his first post-WWE interview with the Wrestling Perspective Podcast. To read highlights from that interview, head over to this link.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit the Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

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