Randy Orton has reserved special praise for the Bollywood Boyz following their recent release by WWE.
Brothers Gurvinder and Harvinder Sihra known as Sunil Singh and Samir Singh were released by WWE on June 25th. The team were released alongside 12 other Superstars, including Fandango, Tyler Breeze and Ariya Daivari.
The Bollywood Boyz are perhaps best known for their time performing alongside Jinder Mahal, during his run as WWE Champion in 2017.
During this time they battled with Randy Orton as he feuded with Mahal over the championship. This included Orton memorably throwing the Singh brothers onto the announce tables at Backlash.
Posting on Twitter, the brothers wrote how the clash was all about earning respect from Orton and wanting to make the most of their opportunities. Orton later replied to the post, saying that he respected the pair long before the tables came into play. Promising to see them “down the road.”
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
The Singh brothers also earned praise from Mick Foley and Shane Helms. Foley said he was sorry to see the team get released, describing them as “awesome.” While Helms said he couldn’t wait to see where the team ended up next.
WWE already made several high-profile releases earlier this year with Superstars such as Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and Mickie James leaving the company.
Samoa Joe who was released on April 15th has since returned, appearing on NXT as General Manager, William Regal’s enforcer.
Several of the released WWE Superstars have taken to social media to share their reactions to the news and to thank fans for their support during their time in the promotion.
Following the news, Fandango thanked Triple H, Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon on social media for the last 14 years.
Meanwhile, Daivari was more bullish commenting that “It’s time to put sports entertainment behind me and get back professional wrestling.”