Dave Meltzer’s recent remarks about WWE Network shed light on much of the lead role on SmackDown. There seems to be nothing casual about the coronation of Jinder Mahal and the meteoric rise of Shinsuke Nakamura . Both will cross paths at the biggest summer event, SummerSlam (2017), for the first time in the history of the company a duel completely oriented to the Asian market.
We will see how long Mahal’s fighting adventure lasts, almost two months and a half as WWE Champion, because SS usually marks the beginning and the end of many reigns. Meanwhile, the “Maharaja” continues in his particular cloud , granting interviews to numerous media. Recently, it was the turn of the program of Toronto Roz & Mocha , city where it passed the last episode of SmackDown Live. Among other questions, Mahal was questioned about whether he sleeps with his belt every night :
Precisely on that path of redemption continued his words :
“I came back motivated, it was the second time I came back and I was lucky enough , WWE gave me a chance to come back a year ago and I took advantage of it. I am the superstar who works hardest, I am constantly working my physique, my promos, my skills in the ring. I left out one of the greatest in history, Randy Orton , 13 times world champion. But John Cena and Ric Flair have the record right now 16 times, my goal is to beat them. I want to be the most victorious WWE Champion in history . “
Was your victory in WWE Backlash (2017) a last-minute decision? Mahal comments on this:
“It was something that came up at the last minute. Many times it is planned. I knew I would be champion, but not so soon . I thought I was working on the Intercontinental Championship or the United States, and then I kept going up, but then they gave me the opportunity and I was prepared . They gave me the opportunity and I had time, it was in plan, ‘Oh, I need a month or two to prepare.’ And he was ready, he was ready to dance, he was ready to be WWE Champion. It’s a lot of pressure, but I enjoy it all. I enjoy being in the media, doing what I do right now, I enjoy the appearances, I enjoy starring the show, there is pressure on it and I fight better under pressure, that pressure motivates me . “