Hope to inspire more Indians to take up wrestling, says WWE champion Jinder Mahal
Newly crowned WWE champion Jinder Mahal hoped his achievements could inspire more Indians fighting and felt that hard work is the key to greatness.
Sunday Jinder Mahal beat 13-time champion Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at SmackDown’s exclusive pay-per-view kickback to Chigaco.
Taj is only the second champion of WWE Indian origin after the Great Khali, who won the World Heavyweight Championship in 2007.
“India is an interesting place with regard to WWE, which occupies a privileged place in the WWE universe. The most passionate fans come from India and I hope to motivate more Indians to try to break or do athletics and be champions,” he said. Taj said in an interview with the Times of India.
Taj said there was no shortage of talent in India, but had a greater representation of the country in all sports on the global platform.
“I hope they continue to represent India because in the sport, there is a lack of athletes from India. I think we have a lot of talent out there, we have everything and I hope that (winner) shoots and motivates the young people to pursue their dreams. It’s WWE or cricket or something like that, “Taj said.
Taj felt good to represent India on such a big platform and defeat legendary fighter Orton as he wanted to do more.
“It’s very good. Randy Orton is one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time, the WWE champion 13 times and get someone like him, the Apex Predator is a great feeling, be a WWE champion and Represents the great East Indies.I hope this will be the first of many WWE title realms to come, “said Taj.
Taj responded to the criticism he received for his drastic physical transformation and said that it was all his hard work and strict diet.
“I do not know what kind of criticism it was.I’ve worked hard in the gym.All the WWE talent are tested by a third party agency and have been tested several times and never had a problem, so I know that my transformation is everything Power, just hard work. ”
Taj Indian thanked his fans for all their support and asked people to play sports and stay healthy. Punjab youth are especially advised to quit drugs and respect their bodies.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting me.I also want to send a message to the youth of India.Everything is possible.Especially in the Punjab, there is a huge problem of drugs at the moment.Keep away from this, take care of its correct Yourself and respect you, be active, exercise, stay healthy, get a good education and your life better, “said Taj.