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Jeet Rama Questions Why Indian Wrestlers Are Always Booked As Heels In WWE

Jeet Rama wants to see WWE portray Indian wrestlers in a better light, and doesn’t understand why they are always positioned as the bad guys.

In an interview with Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda Wrestling, Jeet Rama talked about the idea that WWE doesn’t fairly book Indian wrestlers. Rama felt that Indian wrestlers are always booked as heels in the company and wants to see performers get the same opportunities as wrestlers from other backgrounds.

“I’ve noticed that when Japanese wrestler go to WWE, they are booked in the same position that they are booked in the same position that they were back when they in Japan. Why can’t the same thing happen to Indians? Why must we sacrifice? It’s because our foundation isn’t strong, and until we are, we’ll keep getting used. My goal is to prepare the youth of India so that if they go to WWE, they’re recognized names already. They shouldn’t have to say I’m from India and these are my achievements. The people in WWE should already know what they’ve achieved. That’s my objective. Setting this up in India.”

Rama continued, explaining that he was treated very well overall, but wants to see Indian characters be seen as the good guys on TV more often.

“I don’t need to spell it out. You can already see it as fans. The audience loves me and they have showered me in love. They’ve seen me there. I have been a fan favorite at so many places. It’s not something is wrong with the company. WWE is a business at the end of the day. I can’t tell them to make business decisions around me or anyone else. 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 they only presented as villains? Why do they not have to behave in such a manner that the audience there insults and boos them? Okay wins and losses may not matter. What matters it that we’re not portraying a character that we’re proud of. Mind you, they didn’t treat me badly. They treated me very well. But why is it that to succeed in America, we’re to play one kind of character, villains in the eyes of the American audience? We can always represent our country as good guys.

“I am representing my country. If I do something good, my country will be proud of me. If I don’t, sure I can earn money. But if the impression I’m leaving is if Indians being a certain way, I didn’t like it. My soul couldn’t come to peace with the fact that I was making money by misrepresenting my country.”

Jeet Rama was released by WWE on November 4.

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