Rohit Raju Wanted A More Serious Desi Hit Squad, Talks About Being Stereotyped In IMPACT Wrestling
Rohit addressed a fan who said they’ve enjoyed his time in AAW and said, “I appreciate the praise for AAW. Some promotions don’t want me to use the Indian gimmick so they ask me to just be ‘me’. AAW is perfect example of that. I took my frustrations, bitterness, anger, and used it to fuel The Hustle and The Muscle. It shows that I can be more than goofy Rohit that gets slapped by Gama all the time. I can be a star if given the chance. As far as Indy talent, I want Karam to get signed by IMPACT.”
Raju continued on by saying, “We wanted to do a more serious DHS. I mentioned cutting promos about how fans would chant “kwiki mart” at us, but who was the one going there and buying his 50th Slurpee? Who was he giving money too? When you want to act like you have some culture where do you go eat at? The Indian restaurant. You took Yoga from us. Who taught you how to have better sex with thanks to the Kama Sutra? We did. You wanna do Indian things, but boo the guys that brought it to you. I wanted to do something like that, but they wanted a sillier DHS, because it was more entertaining in their eyes.”
Eventually Raju talked about wrestling being positive and negative by saying, “To this day wrestling is still kind of ‘evil foreigner’ driven. It can be a good thing and a bad thing. I think we could’ve been handled better in a lot of ways. But all you can do is keep putting in that hard work, and hopefully it pays off.”
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