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The Singh Brothers Discuss Their Run With Jinder Mahal, Getting to Work With Shawn Michaels at The WWE Performance Center, More

December 7, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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– The Singh Brothers recently spoke with Johny Payne and sportskeeda.com ahead of WWE’s show in India. Here are the highlights…

Their Reaction to Jinder Mahal Attacking Them on a Recent Smackdown: We deserved it! We deserved it. We let him down! 2-on-1 against AJ Styles; we had a huge opportunity. AJ is one of the best wrestlers in the world, probably in the last few decades. He truly is Phenomenal, and it was an opportunity of a lifetime. And we let The Maharaja down. And he (Mahal) had every right to put us in our place for that. Lesson learned, brother. Lesson learned.

On Their Run With Jinder Mahal: Well, the biggest thing for us was not only that but getting to see Jinder make history in Chicago becoming the first WWE Indian Champion. And that — to help him get to that level was just an incredible feeling. And not only that but to defeat somebody as big as Randy Orton. Not just defeat Randy Orton once, not twice, but three times over. We, literally, for 6 months, travelled the world — Argentina, Mexico, Peru, China, Japan, Hawaii, and now finally India. When he was WWE Champion, we were everywhere, and wrestling Randy Orton literally on a nightly basis. Shinsuke Nakamura was in there, and it was an opportunity of a lifetime. You know, you go from, (how) we were in NXT, and then we had this amazing opportunity. Man, you couldn’t even write a storybook like that. And in all seriousness for us, the biggest opportunity was sitting under and learning too. You see the way a guy like Randy Orton wrestles. Or the way a guy like Shinsuke (does). You see all that and soak it in like a sponge.

On Working With Shawn Michaels at The WWE Performance Center: Yes. We’re very lucky. When we started in NXT, the (WWE) Performance Center, Shawn Michaels had just moved. And we kind of gravitated towards him, and he took a liking to us. I think he saw a lot of Marty (Jannetty) and Shawn in us. Because we were known as ‘The Bollywood Boys’ at that time. Even our gear was a lot like ‘The Rockers’ with the tassels and the bright colours. A lot of our Tag Team moves were like The Rockers, so he took a liking to us. And I would say Shawn really helped us get to this point. And the cool thing is that he’s the greatest of all time, in our humble opinion. So, to have him there and pick his brain, and ask him questions—We’re like, ‘hey, what do we do here?’, ‘what do we do there’. And even to this day, he’s still willing to (help).

On Thier WWE Goals: Our goal since we were kids was to one day become WWE Tag Team Champions. It would be great to be the first ever WWE Indian-born Tag Team Champions. Jinder was the first WWE Champion — Indian-born. So, that could be a great historic moment for India. Absolutely, the goal is to one day become WWE Tag Team Champions, and the only way that happens is when you start wrestling as a Tag Team. If that opportunity comes up, great, but right now our focus, our main priority is making sure Jinder becomes 2-time WWE Champion. And not only that, but defeat Triple H this Saturday, at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.

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