Jeet Rama was released by WWE on November 4 after signing with the company in June 2015.
He made his in-ring debut at an NXT live event in September 2015, but wouldn't debut on television until WWE Superstar Spectacle when he took on AJ Styles. He would compete on 205 Live and NXT 2.0 before his release.
Speaking to Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda, Rama discussed his WWE release.
"WWE is a business at the end of the day. I can’t tell them to make business decisions around me. They are doing what they think is right from a business perspective. But why is it that you take any Indian WWE wrestler…why are they always made heels? Why are we only presented as villains? Why do they have to behave in such a manner that the audience there insults them and boos them? My soul couldn’t come to peace with the fact that I was making money by misrepresenting my country. When I wrestled at a WWE Live Event a few years ago in Delhi, I saw that the Indian audience was booing Jinder Mahal. Isn’t there something seriously wrong if your home audience isn’t cheering for Jinder Mahal? At some level we as Indians have to compromise when we go to WWE. This is the weakness I want to eliminate," he said.
Mahal is currently part of WWE SmackDown where he teams with Shanky. Veer, who was part of the group before they were split in the WWE Draft, is still coming to WWE Raw.
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