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WWE News: Jinder Mahal sets the record straight on working hurt

4.14K   //    17 Oct 2017, 03:40 IST

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Jinder Mahal successfully defended his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura at Hell In a Cell

What's the story?

Current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal recently spoke with ESPN on a range of subjects from wanting to turn babyface to the hard work he has put in to get to the level he is at. They also talked about the rumours of Jinder working while injured, which he says are false.

In case you didn't know...

Last month, Sportskeeda reported that Jinder Mahal was working through a minor shoulder injury. The report the article came from, Cageside Seats, didn't mention any sources for the injury claim, but stated that it was due to the elevated schedule and Jinder being the WWE champion.

The heart of the matter...

Jinder put those injury rumours to rest in his interview with ESPN. Take a look at his quote specific to this matter below:

"I don't have an injury. Those are just rumours. I have large traps and that causes my shoulders to roll forward so when I tape them up, it just pulls my shoulders back and I start to develop my rear shoulders more. My traps are a bit too strong so it puts me out of balance. So it is just to prevent future injuries."

Fans of Jinder in the WWE universe can now rest easy that the current WWE champion is not at risk of further injuring himself by competing in the ring now.

During Jinder's career in the WWE, he has actually avoided any major injuries. He takes very good care of his body, and that gives him the ability to stay fit.

What's next?

If the rumours are correct, Jinder Mahal will have his biggest match to date in the WWE in the Survivor Series on November 19th. The current plan is for Mahal to take on current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a champion-versus-champion match.

Author's take...

In this current day of social media and instant news, false reports can gain a life of their own. In the Sportskeeda report, the author stated that there's a good chance the story isn't legit based on the lack of sources.

It's good to see Jinder being upfront and professional about these false stories. Going into detail explaining what he's doing gives great insight into the steps he takes to make sure he is as healthy as he can possibly be.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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