Jinder Mahal On His Punjabi Prison Match With Randy Orton, His Booking As A Top Heel, Bringing The Title To India – More


The current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, recently spoke with the Times Of India regarding his current reign on top of the WWE mountain, possibly bringing the WWE Championship to India, his upcoming Punjabi Prison match at WWE Battleground and much more.

Here are the highlights:

What Does It Mean To Jinder To Hold The WWE Title:

“Holding the WWE title is a dream come true. It is a title that has been held by the likes Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino and that is something I don’t take lightly. It is a huge opportunity for me and it allows me to represent India and it is a huge honor. I want to make my people back home proud of me and hold the championship belt for a long time to come.”

Preparations Going Into The Punjabi Prison:

“I know it will be an intense match, I have made two changes to my workout plan. I have been doing a lot of body-weight exercises, I am doing pull-ups which my fans can see on my Instagram posts. I want to make sure that I maintain my strength and keep my body-weight as much as possible. I will need strength to climb up to the second cage and I know it will be a long match so I will need my stamina.”

His Response When He Hears People Say That The Only Reason He Is Being Pushed Is Due To WWE Trying To Reach The Indian Market:

“WWE sees India as huge opportunity and wants to continue to build its base. Personally, I am hoping being champion will increase the WWE Universe in India because I know that Indian fans are really passionate and I want to be WWE Champion in India.”

How Much Creative Control Does He Have Over His Character:

“I do have creative control but also Vince gives advice and ideas and I take them. Vince has experience and he has made the biggest sports entertainment in the history. He has made WWE into a global phenomenon. I have a good relation with Vince, he trusts me on the microphone, with my matches, which will only increase with time. I personally want to seek Vince’s advice.”

Bringing The WWE Championship To India:

“There is no date confirmed yet, but WWE is working very hard at the moment to conserve a date. I am personally very excited to come to India.”

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