Looking at the softer side of former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal
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.
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…
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 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 also met the Chairman of the Special Olympics, Dr. Timothy Shriver—presenting the highly respected public personality with 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.
The former WWE kingpin looks set to regain his WWE Championship from AJ Styles. Can Jinder Mahal recapture former glory? Time will tell!