Jinder Mahal shocked the WWE Universe last night when he won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton in the main event of Backlash.
Mahal spoke to the The Times of India about his win. Here are some excerpts
Mahal on becoming the WWE Champion:
“This is honestly the best day of my life. I feel proud, very proud to be representing India in the WWE universe. Obviously, India is a huge part of WWE and I am happy to bring the title back home and will continue to defend the title and make everybody proud.”
“The moment has not yet set in fully. It is amazing, and this is right after the match; adrenaline is still pumping. Tonight, if I have some alone time I can reflect on my full journey, how I started in wrestling, all the steps and road bumps that it took me to get to this part. It is a very emotional moment for me; 15 years of my hard work and dedication, my childhood dream has come true.”
Mahal on what his WWE Title win means to India:
“It is a very big moment for me. There has not been a WWE champion from India after Khali. This is big moment for the fans in India. They are very passionate and hopefully more fans start to support when they see me as champion. I want to say thank you to the fans and without their support I would not have reached this level, so please keep on supporting and keep on watching WWE programming.”
Mahal had these comments on WWE’s Youtube page.