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WWE News: Jinder Mahal cannot wait to turn babyface

1.65K   //    16 Oct 2017, 22:17 IST

Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship at Backlash on May 21st...

What's the story?

Jinder Mahal recently spoke with ESPN about the evolution of his character, and during the interview, he stated that he couldn't wait to turn babyface.

In case you didn't know...

During his WWE run, Jinder Mahal has primarily been used as an anti-American heel. However, he is also the spearhead of WWE's push in the Indian market, which means that he has a lot of potential as an ethnic babyface.

The heart of the matter

Jinder Mahal was in India to promote the WWE's return this December. It is a Raw-branded WWE Live event, but Mahal will be on the tour. With the popularity that he has in India, he would hope that translates to the United States. Here are his thoughts on being a babyface:

I am interested in seeing what other characters I could play. The evolution of a WWE character is such that things change and I can't wait to have a babyface character.

He will clearly get a babyface reaction in India, and Jinder hopes that the WWE sees this and will start to kickstart creative to put together a full turn into a good guy. Outside of a small babyface run with his former group 3MB, he has always been a heel in the company.

What's next?

The next pay per view for the SmackDown Live brand is Survivor Series; which takes place from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on November 19th. The current rumour is that WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will take on WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a Champion vs. Champion match.

Author's take

Now that Jinder Mahal has established himself as a main event player, I think a babyface turn could be successful, but I wonder if it is something that Vince McMahon would approve.

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