The Maharajah gets it.
Much of the WWE Universe is not quite impressed with Jinder Mahal’s meteoric rise from career also-ran to WWE Champion. When he beat one of the WWE’s all-time great icons, Randy Orton, a 13-time champion, many fans cried foul.
Mahal recently spoke with USA Today‘s Josh Barnett and mapped out his plans to further legitimize himself as a main event player going forward.
Here’s what Mahal had to say:
Mahal also spoke about not referring to himself as the new “American Dream” after he had used that moniker on an episode of Talking Smack:
Nobody told me to say that and nobody told me not to say it. It was just how I felt. I am the new American Dream because I have worked so hard to get to where I am. Many people don’t give me the credit I deserve. No one in WWE is out-dieting me, no one is out-training me. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m the WWE champion. Simply put, I am working the hardest.
I could say that again. It’s something I just believe. I enjoy being Talking Smack. It’s an open forum. But literally not one person said, don’t say that again.
Here’s a link to the full story: