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WWE News: John Cena's father is not a fan of Jinder Mahal

Riju Dasgupta
2.93K   //    19 Sep 2017, 13:26 IST

John Cena Jr. feels that Mahal is not worthy!
John Cena Sr. feels that Mahal is not really 'worthy'!

What's the story?

John Cena Sr., father of WWE megastar John Cena was a guest on Boston Wrestling Sports' 'Wrestling Insiders' show. Mr Cena discussed a variety of topics, in particular, Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura.

From the sound of it, he didn't seem to be a fan of either fan. We bring you his thoughts, via SEScoops.

In case you didn't know...

Jinder Mahal has been WWE Champion since May when he shocked the world by defeating Randy Orton to pick up the big championship win. Since then, he's managed to retain the championship, even surpassing the reigns of legends such as Ric Flair and The Undertaker.

Currently, he's embroiled in a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura, and Mr Cena weighed in on both champion and challenger.

The heart of the matter

John Cena Sr. did not find Jinder Mahal to be a deserving champion and was rather scathing with his opinion on him.

I do not think he is a good champion. I don’t think he is a worthy champion. I think they need to get somebody in there that can get people involved in the championship matches. I don’t think that he is the man for the job. The fans are going to get pretty tired pretty fast. They didn’t like Mahal to begin with and not because he is a good heel, it is because he cannot wrestle.

Cena Sr. also felt that it's far too soon for Nakamura to become the WWE Champion. He also felt that because Nakamura's English left a lot to be desired, he should be paired with a manager.

What's next?

Whether Cena Sr. likes it or not, Mahal and Nakamura will do battle once more, this time at Hell in a Cell, next month on pay-per-view. They are even set to collide inside a steel cage at Starrcade.

Author's take

Jinder Mahal is an acquired taste, honestly. He's obviously been chosen to capitalize on the Indian market and establish WWE's foothold among the massive population. I'm getting used to him, and I honestly think, he's a much better performer than he once was.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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