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Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal looking for “a big Maharaja baby face run”

Published at :May 8, 2024 at 1:01 PM
Modified at :May 8, 2024 at 1:01 PM
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Akash Dhanagaran

“The Modern Day Maharaja” was recently released by WWE

Jinder Mahal is an Indo-Canadian Wrestler, who is better known for his time in WWE from 2010 to 2024. Mahal is a one-time WWE Champion & a one-time United States Champion. Mahal is one of the few Indian wrestlers to make their identity in the pro-wrestling industry. 

Despite having a long history with the company, The Modern Day Maharaja was released from WWE a month ago along with fellow Indian wrestlers Veer Mahan & Sanga. Mahal’s release shocked the wrestling industry and became a huge talking point.

Mahal is currently in the 90-day non-compete period. He is preparing for his next move. Now, Mahal has opened up on an idea to have a big-time babyface run, breaking the stereotypes.

Jinder Mahal as a Babyface

Jinder Mahal on his X/Twitter posted a ‘TikTok’ video saying that historically South Asian, Indian wrestlers are portrayed in a stereotypical way. However he wanted to change things representing Indian culture & heritage in a babyface run. He feels like this is the perfect time to introduce a new character and make the big time Maharaja Baby face happen.

Jinder Mahal said, “Historically, South Asian wrestlers, Indian wrestlers, wrestlers of Indian heritage have always been portrayed in a stereotypical way. I think that needs to change. We each have our own identities, we have our stories. We want to share those stories. I think now is the perfect opportunity for me to introduce a new character, not even so much a character, just be myself.”

“I’m Canadian, I’m proud of my Indian heritage, Punjabi heritage. I definitely wanna have elements of that to represent my culture and who I’m proud of. But, one thing that I missed out on was having a baby face run. I think that would have been really good. You guys are getting a chance to see my personality through TikTok.”

“I just recently did a Chris Van Vliet podcast episode. I got a chance to myself and the response has been overwhelming. You know, I guess nobody ever saw this side of me. Yeah, I’m excited to show more of it in the future. There’s a time and a place for a big Maharaja baby face run, so let’s make it happen.”

How excited are you to see Jinder Mahal as a baby-face for the very first time? Comment your thoughts.

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