WWE News: Jinder Mahal reacts to being left off this year's SummerSlam card
What's the story?
Jinder Mahal wasn't part of The Biggest Party of the Summer earlier this month after a terrible few months for The Modern Day Maharaja who has been unable to make an impact since his move over to Raw.
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This time last year, Jinder was the WWE Champion and was part of a marquee match at SummerSlam where he was able to defeat Shinsuke Nakamura, but since he has moved over to Monday Night Raw, he has been used as a jobber and had been missing one of his Singh Brothers.
Jinder's current gimmick isn't working for him and WWE has only been able to book him in slots as an enhancement talent which is why he hasn't been part of a meaningful storyline in recent months and wasn't part of this year's SummerSlam.
The heart of the matter
The Modern Day Maharaja recently spoke to Gorilla Position, where he talked out missing out on SummerSlam and how he reacted to the news that he wouldn't be part of the card this year after being one of the main events of the show 12 months ago.
"I see it as motivating to me. It’s motivation to me because I see where I was last year I was WWE Champion. Unfortunately this year [I didn’t] have a match," he said via Ringsidenews. I could be disappointed. I could play the blame game. Or I could look deep into myself. What am I doing that I could make sure to do better to make sure I was on this card? I gotta go back to what made me WWE Champion so next year I can be Universal Champion or WWE Champion and main event SummerSlam again."
Interestingly, Mahal then stated that he thought he could defeat The Beast Brock Lesnar if he was given opportunity.
"I did it before, I shocked the WWE Universe. I beat Randy Orton, one of the all-time greats, you know. Why can’t I beat a Brock Lesnar?"
Hell in a Cell is right around the corner, but Mahal isn't currently part of any storylines that would lead to him being given a match as part of the show, but the former WWE Champion has the right mindset and just needs to be given the right storyline to get him back on track.
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