Many fans don't have fond memories of Jinder Mahal's WWE Championship run in 2017, but the performance of the Singh Brothers (Samir & Sunil Singh) often stood out.
Randy Orton would often toss them around, bouncing them off tables on a nightly basis and making faces that became meme-worthy. After their release on June 26, Orton had high praise for the brothers.
Speaking on Pro Wrestling 4 Life, the Singh Brothers revealed who reached out following their release.
"We were very fortunate. Randy didn't have to do that and put it out there on Twitter. Mick Foley put us over. Bret [Hart] sent us a very nice text. All of these legends, [Sean Waltman] included, you reached out within a day. It's a badge of honor for us like we're doing something right that these high profile Hall of Famers are looking out for us and know we're going to be okay," said Sunil
Speaking about their time as Jinder's managers, Sunil said, "We didn't know how long that run on the main roster was going to run, so we were going to make the most of it. We wanted to make sure we were remembered and got shine for ourselves."
Samir took perhaps the most famous bump from Orton, falling off the Punjabi Prison at Battleground 2017.
Samir discussed the bump and his time working with Orton by saying, "We got called up and we knew we were on the side and Shawn [Michaels] was like, 'If you get one bump, make sure that one bump gets replayed.' It happened at Money in the Bank, Backlash, we would get replay upon replay. The credit is to Randy who, look at the Punjabi Prison match, he gave us that moment in that match. We could have done our run-in and been out, but we talked about it and I didn't mind falling because I knew it would be good for me, but Randy could have been like, 'No, it'll take away from things,' but he was like, 'No, let's fucking do it.' He got it approved and he went out of his way...you can't just walk out there and do it. Somebody like him made it happen and he put a spotlight on me in those 10 seconds. When we got booked in that manager position, you look at how many people go from manager to getting released. We got an opportunity to showcase, but there's also, what happens after? We had to bump our asses off to keep these jobs. As soon as Jinder got the title, it could have been like, 'We don't need these guys,' but we were employed for almost three years after. That's a credit to us because we got over with the company and everyone backstage. All the boys liked us and we were bumping for Seth [Rollins], AJ [Styles], Shinsuke [Nakamura] at live events. We were taking big bumps at live events and getting tossed out of the ring. We never wanted to come across like we were coasting.
"It goes to show you that it's not the bump, it's the reaction. If we just took the bump in the ring, it probably would not have [got over], but the bump and the camera catching [Randy's reaction], it'll probably be a highlight forever."
Samir said he kept climbing up the cage as Randy punched him to make the bump more spectacular, adding that there was no crash pad under the table.
Respect was earned long before those tables came into play. Something tells me I’ll see you guys down the road. Until then, show everyone what you guys can do ---- https://t.co/Axvvi11ilv— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 28, 2021
After Jinder's WWE Title run, The Singh Brothers became staples of 205 Live before their release.
They last wrestled on the May 21 episode of 205 Live.
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