Recently on Talk Is Jericho, Gurv and Harv Sihra, better known as Sunil and Samir, The Singh Brothers, talked about getting kicked out of a WWE show 10 years ago, training with the Harts, teaming with current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, and much more.
During the interview, Gurv recalled getting kicked out of WWE TV in Toronto, Canada 10 years ago. Apparently, the brothers showed up to RAW without being booked and were told to leave.
"We were trying to get booked, get noticed, this is 10 years ago, so long-story-short, we're sending our stuff, 'no' is the answer we're getting, so we're like, 'you know what? Screw it. We're going to buy a plane ticket, and fly to Toronto' and we flew to Toronto not booked for the Monday Night RAW TV show as extras." Gurv continued, "so we got told, 'hey, you're not supposed to be here. You have to leave the building.' And on our way out, that's when we bumped into [Jericho] at catering."
According to Gurv, he got his start with the Harts and he even took his first bumps from Hart Dungeon alums Tyson Kidd and Natalya.
"I got my start in 2004 with the Harts in Calgary [Alberta] maybe a month before they sold the Hart House, so I showed up not knowing they were going to sell the house. That's our gimmick - we just show up, but you've got to do what you've got to do to make it." Gurv added, "I showed up and the most I learned, I think, was the 'tackle, drop down, get it again' spot. I had Bruce [Hart] teaching me and Ross. The very first bump I took was from T.J. Wilson and my first bodyslam was from Nattie. Harry [Smith] was down there. Everybody was down there. That's how we all know them and I spent about two-and-a-half months down there."
On getting paired with Mahal, Gurv claimed that timing is everything. The former Bollywood Boyz were getting ready for yoga at the WWE Performance Center when they got the call about being heaters for 'The Modern Day Maharaja'.
"You know they talk about 'timing is everything' and timing was everything for this. Totally unexpected. Dude, we were finishing up yoga class at the PC when I saw a missed call from a 203 area code." Gurv recalled, "so I see the missed call. I call the number back. It was travel saying, 'hey, you guys are needed for Tuesday on TV' and we were like, 'oh cool.' And this goes back to the 205 [Live], that we were doing. We thought we were going back. And we're like, 'alright, cool.' And long-story-short, that Tuesday we show up and they smartened us up to the whole deal."
Harv stated that they have known Mahal for 13 years and Gurv elaborated:
"When I was breaking out in Calgary and training with the Harts, he was training with Gama [Singh]. Yeah, yeah, we were acquainted and we've known each other. And the package works."
Also during the show, Harv reminded Jericho that he was the first person to tell them that they should be a team with Mahal.
"[Jericho] called it! Remember? When we first came up from 205, like the RAW before the very first 205, me, Gurv, and Jinder were just in catering, we were standing and talking, and [Jericho was] like, 'you guys should be a team!' and you just walked away."
In response, Jericho joked that he is a divine being who should be booking WWE.
"I'm a prophet and I'll tell you the reason why. I called John Cena back when no one thought anything of it. I called The New Day as the biggest babyfaces in the company when they were trying to make them, well, they were trying to make them s--tty babyfaces. I said, 'they'd be way better as heels than babyfaces. Then Enzo [Amore] in the cruiserweights. I called that one. Then, you guys being a team. I should be booking this place, man!"
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Source: Talk Is Jericho