Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James chats Jinder Mahal’s WWE Title run and The Bollywood Boyz.
WWE’s 2017 Clash of Champions pay-per-view was the focus of Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James’ Oh…You Didn’t Know podcast. Headlining that show was Jinder Mahal challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.
At the time, Mahal was paired with Harv and Gurv Sihra a.k.a. The Bollywood Boyz. James, who was the lead writer for SmackDown at the time, spoke highly of Harv and Gurv and added that if it was up to him, The Bollywood Boyz would be on WWE’s roster right now.
He is currently the Senior Vice President of Live Events for the company. James feels they had more to offer and would be great representatives of WWE.
100 percent [more could have been done with The Bollywood Boyz in WWE]. Huge fan of The Singh Brothers. Always have been. They’re great guys, they’re just great people and they always loved me and my brothers and we always messed around with ‘em. I loved them as The Bollywood Boyz in NXT. I thought they had great matches, they work well. They’re not the biggest guys in the world but I think there’s an audience for that now. If it was up to me, they’d be on the roster right now and that’s honestly how I feel about those guys because I think they’re good kids and I think they’d be great employees and I think they’d be great representatives for the company.
Looking back at Jinder’s WWE Championship reign, Road Dogg recalled there being producers who were not pleased that Mahal was champion.
I want people to realize, time marches on man. Some wrestling fans just got hot about that [Jinder Mahal being WWE Champion] and I know some of them personally who were producers at the time [Road Dogg laughed]… They were literally working with me, sitting next to me… What are you gonna do? You gonna do that? And that ain’t helping. You’re just mad and fussing. You ain’t helping nobody. Get on board man. Let’s make this as good as it can be and that’s what you do and the people that hated it still hate it and the people that don’t — like, if you were an L.A. person watching and that presentation with those dudes and him coming out, I don’t know, that’s something to me. That’s a sight to see, you know?
Mahal has been in action this week for WWE at their house shows. He’s wrestled Bray Wyatt in what were Wyatt’s first set of matches since WrestleMania 37.
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit the ‘Oh…You Didn’t Know’ podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.