WWE News: Jinder Mahal meets renowned Canadian politician
What's the story?
WWE champion, Jinder Mahal, and newly elected leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh, were both in Vancouver last night for the 2017 "100-Year Journey" Gala.
The annual Gala honors pioneers of Canada's South Asian community, of which both Jinder and Jagmeet are celebrated members.
In case you didn't know...
Jinder Mahal's family came to Canada in the 1960s. His Uncle, The Great Gama, wrestled for many years in Stu Hart's famous "Stampede Wrestling" in Canada.
The Great Gama Singh was the leader of the "Karachi Vice" stable in Stampede Wrestling for many years and much of what Jinder does today is influenced by his Uncle's career.
Jagmeet Singh is one of Canada's fastest rising politicians. At only 38 years of age, he's in a prominent position. He is a 1st generation Canadian as his mother, Harmeet, is from Ghudani Khurd and father, Jagtaran, is from Thikriwala.
His grandfather was Punjab freedom-fighter, Sewa Singh Thikriwala. Jagmeet won his recent elected post handily over 2 other candidates.
The heart of the matter
Both Jinder Mahal and Jagmeet Singh are celebrated people in Canada's growing South Asian community. Meeting Jagmeet Singh was not Jinder's first recognition from Canadian politicians.
He was celebrated in Alberta (his home province in Canada) after winning the WWE championship as well. Jinder has also received positive fan response every time WWE has visited Canada since he won the championship.
The next most important step in Jinder's career is WWE's upcoming tour of India. The WWE champion recently toured the country to promote the shows upcoming in December.
As WWE continues to make inroads towards international expansion, India is a country they particularly want to grow in.
So far there is no word on whether any of the shows from India will air on the WWE Network. A Jinder Mahal WWE championship title defense from India would be something many wrestling fans would be interested in seeing.
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