Jinder Mahal recently won the WWE Heavyweight Title at WWE Backlash, when he defeated Randy Orton. A look at some unknown facts about Mahal.
- Jinder is Canadian by Birth:
Jinder Mahal may be being sold as the “Maharaja”, but he was born in Canada. His family migrated there in the 1960s and Jinder was born in Calgury, Alberta, Canada.
Jinder is being pushed as being from Punjab, India. This is most probably due to Mr. McMahon trying to garner mainstream International attention, thereby increasing the WWE fanbase.
- His uncle, Gama Singh, was a WWF Wrestler:
Gama Singh trained under Stu Hart, and was an immensely hated heel. It seems that some traits indeed do run in the family. He even worked for the World Wrestling Federation on and off for a long time in the 1980s. Jinder is definitely more than a deserving successor to his uncle’s legacy, winning the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
- He was signed due to his prowess in Punjabi:
Despite the fact that Jinder is from Canada, he is pushed as a Punjabi Wrestler from India. Due to his ethnicity he was booked as an Indian instead of as a Canadian, and in interviews he revealed that one of the major reasons that he was hired by WWE was his ability to speak in Punjabi which would enable them to push him as a Punjabi wrestler.
- Jinder Mahal had a five month unbeaten run:
After his television debut, Jinder Mahal had a long time before he was actually beaten by anyone. He would team with Khali and they were kayfabe brothers in law. However, it was later when this partnership went bad, that on September 23rd Jinder suffered his first singles loss.
- Jinder Wrestled in India for the First Time in 2016:
Despite being pushed as an Indian, the shocking truth was that Jinder Mahal never even wrestled in India till 2016. When he finally did wrestle in India it was for his old rival and friend, The Great Khali’s Continental Wrestling Entertainment wrestling promotion. He performed for a number of shows and the largest of these reportedly had 60000 people.India is definitely a wrestling loving country and having Jinder Mahal win the WWE World Heavyweight Title was a masterstroke, as it definitely attracts more people. India is also the third country in terms of WWE’s market after the United States and UK.
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India is definitely a wrestling loving country and having Jinder Mahal win the WWE World Heavyweight Title was a masterstroke, as it definitely attracts more people. India is also the third country in terms of WWE’s market after the United States and UK.