5 reasons why Jinder Mahal is the best WrestleMania opponent for John Cena
There were rumours going around that John Cena was going to be chosen as the special guest referee for the Jinder Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, but the last minute change in plans has pushed that to the wayside. The possibility still remains that John Cena and Jinder Mahal will have a run-in sooner rather than later. Jinder is the heel foreigner and Cena is the All-American white meat good guy, and it sets itself up on the silver platter nicely.
Even though he isn't the WWE Champion for now, it is possible that that Jinder will win the belt again before WrestleMania, where he may indeed lose it to Cena. Hence, "The Champ" would surpass Ric Flair’s record of 16 World Championship victories. It could still be AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, but does a match of that caliber need the WWE Title on the line? Here’s why John Cena and Jinder Mahal should definitely go one-on-one at WrestleMania 34:
#5 Jinder is actually good at cutting promos
Contrary to popular opinion, it is my belief that Jinder Mahal is not only competent on the microphone but understands how to work the crowd, when it’s appropriate to pause and when he should go “off script” to say something that will make them boo him even louder. Even though SmackDown went through some difficult times with Jinder as champion, he knows what he’s doing out there.
In the ring, he’s pretty much a slug, but he can handle himself in an interview. His raspy voice is a bit distracting and makes some of what he says come across as less forceful as it could, but otherwise, he does very well with the material they give him. Whether or not he can handle himself in a back-and-forth argument like the ones John Cena has had with The Miz or Roman Reigns remains to be seen, but that’s a different story altogether.