jinder mahal

The Singh Brothers have come a long way over the past few months. They went from working as The Bollywood Boyz in NXT to being paired with current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.

The pairing has worked out nicely for both The Singh Brothers and Jinder Mahal, and during a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho the Singh Brothers shared the story of how Chris Jericho suggested they team up with Jinder (H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription).

“[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.”

Gurv Sihra, better known to WWE fans as Sunil Singh, also shared the story of how they got called up, and he noted that they thought they were going to be working 205 Live when they got the call to show up for a TV taping on a Tuesday.

“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.”