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WWE News: Pakistani rapper reveals story behind Jinder Mahal's theme song

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
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2.08K   //    22 Sep 2017, 16:42 IST

Jinder Mahal has time and again asserted the pride he takes in being a true Punjabi.
Jinder Mahal has time and again asserted the pride he takes in being a true Punjabi

What’s the story?

In a recent interview with The Express Tribune, Pakistani rapper Ali Kaz revealed the story behind him coming up with Jinder Mahal’s new theme song ‘Sher’ (Lion).

Kaz asserted that he received an email from WWE music composer Jim Johnston, asking the former to come up with lyrics and vocals for Mahal’s new theme song—the music of which was already composed by Johnston.

Additionally, Kaz elucidated that upon being given a deadline of two days by Johnston, he came up with the lyrics of Sher in about three hours and recorded the track the following day.

In case you didn’t know…

Jinder Mahal has been associated with WWE since 2011, primarily as an enhancement talent. In 2014, he parted ways with the company in 2014.

However, the Canadian Superstar of Indian descent, returned to the promotion last year with a drastically different low-fat, highly-toned physique; eventually claiming the WWE Championship and ascending to the top of the food chain in the professional wrestling business.

The heart of the matter:

Speaking of his struggles to get recognition for being the one behind Jinder Mahal’s new entrance music, Ali Kaz claimed that several other music groups wrongfully claimed credit for the track. When Kaz approached the Pakistani media with his story, media outlets in the country apparently denied him any assistance, and in fact asked him to pay them to run his story.

Nevertheless, Kaz explained that an Indian publisher helped them to publicize the fact that he was indeed the one to come up with Sher for the WWE. Furthermore, Kaz went on to praise Mahal as well as the WWE Champion’s friend UFC fighter Arjan Bhullar—

“I think Jinder Mahal is very hardworking and talented wrestler. He has been trying to build an image for a very long time and I think finally he has proven his potential to the world…I have mad respect for him.”

 “I think my style of rapping only suits wrestlers or fighters from the subcontinent so, if there is a chance, I would love to create a track for Arjan Bhullar, a rising star in UFC.”

What’s next?

Jinder Mahal is set to defend his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura at SmackDown Live’s upcoming PPV Hell In A Cell that goes down on October 8th at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Author’s take:

It’s great to see the talented rapper finally getting credit for the awesome track he came up with—representing the warrior spirit of the great Punjabi heritage.

However, Jinder is going to need all that and much more, as he faces one of the best pro-wrestlers on the planet in Shinsuke Nakamura, come Hell In A Cell. Giddy up!  


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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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