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Looking at the softer side of former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal truly is a benevolent Maharajah!


Jinder Mahal is a true gentleman outside the ring
Jinder Mahal is a true gentleman outside the ring

Jinder Mahal may very well be public enemy number 1 for the WWE Universe.

The former WWE Champion performs as the villainous ‘Modern Day Maharaja’ on WWE SmackDown Live, but Mahal is doted on by millions of fans in India.

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India welcomes Jinder Mahal

In fact, as evidenced by the widespread adulation Mahal received during his recent trip to India, it’d be safe to say that his fans in India see him for the person behind the Superstar - a bounteous, magnanimous human being -- a man who gives it all and blood, sweat and tears towards entertaining the fans.

Seldom do people note the soft side to sports-entertainment’s breakout Superstar, Jinder Mahal…

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Jinder Mahal proudly introduces Kavita Devi to the WWE Universe

Jinder Mahal recently announced that Kavita Devi has penned a developmental contract with WWE—a first for an Indian-born female performer. The former WWE Champion was all smiles alongside the new WWE signee —

Jinder Mahal has a huge fan-base in India
Jinder Mahal has a huge fan-base in India

Jinder Mahal took time out of his whirlwind tour of India, to meet a plethora of talented Special Olympic athletes in Delhi. Mahal reportedly had a great time making their acquaintance, and was pictured with several athletes training for the Special Olympics; besides also imparting a few useful tips from his own playbook.

Jinder Mahal met Special Olympic athletes in Delhi, India
Jinder Mahal met Special Olympic athletes in Delhi, India

Jinder Mahal also met the Chairman of the Special Olympics, Dr. Timothy Shriver—presenting the highly respected public personality with a WWE Championship belt.

Jinder Mahal has a great sense of humor
Jinder Mahal has a great sense of humour
Jinder Mahal serves as a great ambassador for the WWE in India
Jinder Mahal serves as an excellent ambassador for the WWE in India
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Jinder Mahal gifted Tim Shriver a WWE Championship belt

Although most athletes would’ve likely been burnt out by the sheer volume of tasks at hand, during this victory rally across India, Mahal showed no signs of slowing down as he visited multiple tourist attractions.

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Jinder Mahal poses at India Gate
Jinder Mahal at the Akshardham temple in India
Jinder Mahal at the Akshardham temple in India

The former WWE kingpin looks set to regain his WWE Championship from AJ Styles. Can Jinder Mahal recapture former glory? Time will tell!       

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