Jinder Mahal is the current WWE Champion, and Sunday night Jinder will be defending his WWE Championship against Randy Orton at Money in the Bank. Jinder Mahal’s rise to stardom has been a very hot topic as of late because his meteoric rise seems to have come out of nowhere.
It was just a few years ago that Jinder was released from WWE, and the current WWE Champion recently told The Whig that his release was the best thing to ever happen to him.
“Looking back at it, it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me because I got to go away and reinvent myself and rediscover myself, get my confidence back, get my focus back most importantly. You need those lows to enjoy the highs and the wrestling business is like that. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down, but you’ve just got to stay persistent and better days always come.”
Prior to his WWE release, Jinder was working with Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre as part of a rock band stable called 3MB. The idea seemed to be quite random, and it took a little while for the trio to develop chemistry, but Jinder says that things started to click once they embraced the gimmick.
“At first, especially me, I was not really resisting it, but I was kind of hesitant, I didn’t quite understand why I was put in this role and I hadn’t quite embraced it. As soon as I started embracing and all of us started embracing it and just giving it our all, good things started to happen. When we hesitated, we didn’t quite fully get over with fans, but as soon as we embraced it one-hundred percent.”
Roxy Astor and Sunny The California Girl from GLOW joined this week’s episode of Still Real Radio to talk about what’s going on with the GLOW girls, their AfterGLOW cruise and more. Jeff Timmons from the band 98 Degrees also randomly makes an appearance, and we run down our predictions for the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. You can subscribe to Still Real Radio on iTunes and you can also check out the latest episode below.