As a 90's kid growing up, the fondest memories came when WWE, back then known as WWF and WCW were going at each other, a time known as Monday night wars. That kick-started the famous Attitude Era and WWE never looked back. Who can forget Stone Cold Steve Austin driving a beer truck in the arena, or The Rock's "It doesn't matter what you think", the mystique surrounding The Undertaker or perhaps the DX featuring Triple H, X-Pac etc.
For an Indian kid growing up, it was the ultimate entertainment but no one ever thought that 17 years later, it would be an Indian who would be on top of the pack, dominating and putting on a show like Jinder Mahal does. The Modern Day Maharaj hasn't forgotten his Indian roots at all and if his recent interview is anything to go by, would be performing in India this September!
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Yuvraj Singh Dhesai or otherwise known as Jinder Mahal to the world shocked everyone when he became the WWE Champion. Mahal plays the role of a typical foreign heel, dominating others and with the help of his Singh Brothers, he's doing a great job at it. But do you know, he might be coming to India?
Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton at WWE Backlash to become the WWE Champion in his first reign. Many don't know this, but he's only the second wrestler of Indian origin after The Great Khali to become one. He successfully defended his championship again and now on July 23 will be the round 3 of this rubber match vs Orton.
On July 23, Jinder Mahal will be defending his WWE Championship for the second straight time versus Randy Orton. This time, in a Punjabi Prison Match. There's every chance that he can fend off Randy Orton again and he might even come to India as the WWE Champion when they come in September.
In his recent interview with TOI sports, he opens up regarding the possibility of coming to India as the WWE Champion. "I know that I will be the WWE champion when the moment comes (WWE touring India) and I want to be in India with my people as champion," he told TOI Sports.
"I want to speak to my people in my language of Punjabi and it is not only me, all the WWE superstars are very excited to come back to India because the fans in India are very passionate and they showed their love and support the last time WWE was in India and the superstars can't wait to for their next visit to the country," said Mahal.
On being asked when is WWE coming to India, he replied "Hopefully very soon. I know WWE is working at the moment to lock something in for India and will officially announce the dates,"
WWE Visited last year when stars like Roman Reigns, Kane etc visited and the fans couldn't get enough of it. Now they are probably once again coming this September and we can expect an, even more, star studded line up.
"I am very proud to be representing India. India fans are very passionate and are very special part of the WWE universe. I want to represent India in a good way," he added.
"I want the whole country to be proud of the fact that an Indian is the WWE champion. It is not something that I take lightly. Every day I give my 100 per cent to make my people proud, my family proud and India proud and hopefully, I am doing a good job. The response has been great. Social media, media everybody has been awesome and I am thankful for the support and I hope it continues because the more support my people give me, the harder I work,"
After The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal, the company would have a third remarkable wrestler from Indian origin namely Kavita Devi. Kavita Devi grabbed headlines when she became the first female wrestler from Indian origins. Clearly, it's a sign of intent that WWE is pushing Indian wrestlers.