"we were both like, are we gonna practice?"
The Bollywood Boyz spoke about their sudden release from WWE.
On June 25, 2021, brothers Gurv and Harv Sihra were released from the WWE after being at the professional wrestling company for five years.
Formerly known as the Singh Brothers, the pair were known for managing Jinder Mahal before competing as a tag team.
Following their sudden release, The Bollywood Boyz issued a statement on Twitter, saying all the injuries had been worth it.
They have since appeared on the Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast to talk about their departure from WWE.
All the bumps, torn ACL’s, dislocated shoulders, it’s all been worth if for the last 5 years. And how ironic, we finished our last match with a shoulder hanging out of socket
It’s fitting we got fired while showing up for wrestling training – we love what we do, with a passion
— Bollywood Boyz (@BollywoodBoyz) June 25, 2021
During the podcast, Gurv revealed that he and his brother were informed on their day off.
He said: “It’s funny because when we got both got the call, on our days off, we both train at the local gym here, at the local ring, and we literally both got the call that we were fired from our jobs as we were pulling up to training.
“And we looked at each other like, what a way to go.
“Here we are on our day off training, break a sweat, and we both lost our job.
“At first, we were both like, are we gonna practice? Are we gonna train?
“But we were like, f**k it. Let’s just keep going.”
Harv opened up about the dismissal, saying it “sucks” but said there was a “sense of relief”.
He elaborated: “I don’t think we fully realised our potential.
“It’s 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.
“We were just staying ready, and I think we worked every week, maybe minus a couple of weeks, in the last year.”
“We were ready, and that’s why there’s that relief.
“We’re like, okay, we haven’t fully realised that potential.”
Harv went on to talk about The Bollywood Boyz being rarely booked to compete in WWE.
He said: “Honestly, when that phone call came, there was no regrets because we never stopped pitching, but you have to find that fine line of being annoying, and being creative and ready.
“And we knew that fine line. Every now and then, we’d be like, hey, what about this, or okay cool, we’re not booked, we’ll wrestle, which is huge.
“Not being booked is a big thing instead of showing up and just waiting around, and staying motivated, that’s something you have to work on because most people don’t realise in this job, it’s hard showing up and not doing anything.
“But you got to go to the gym. You got to have a good mental attitude.
“You got to stay in ring shape, but then you fly across country and you’re not wrestling, but you have to keep ready, and that’s so hard sometimes to keep doing it, but we did it.
“We told creative because they’re like, ‘Hey, because you guys fly from Vancouver, do you guys want to be brought in every week, regardless of whether you’re doing something or not?’
“We’re like, ‘F**k yeah, bring us in, and we’ll fly in from Vancouver from one end of the continent to the next continent, just so we can just do a promo, do a vignette, getting booked last minute, just make the most of anything that we get.”
Gurv added: “And that’s the mindset we had for the five years we were down there.”