• “My soul couldn’t come to peace with the fact that I was making money by misrepresenting my country” – Former WWE Wrestler
Former WWE wrestler Jeet Rama was recently interviewed by SK Wrestling, where he talked about working for the #1 pro-wrestling company in the world, and what problem he has with the company.
Rama noted that he doesn’t like the fact that WWE mostly books Indian wrestlers as heels, which leads to the audience insulting them.
Here’s what he said:
“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.”
Jinder Mahal, Shanky and Veer are Indian-origin wrestlers on the WWE main roster right now and all of them are heels.
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 22, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1992’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Virgil vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
– Beverly Brothers vs. Tony Diamond & Bill Pierce
– Skinner vs. Ross Greenburg
– New Foundation vs. The Executioners
– The Mountie Interview
– Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. Brian Donahue
– Nasty Boys vs. Jason Hedding & Glen Ruth