Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship at Backlash a few months ago, and then he went on to defend the title against Randy Orton in a feud that lasted up until Battleground in July.
Randy Orton and Jinder finished up their feud with a Punjabi Prison match, and during the match The Great Khali interfered and helped Jinder retain his title. It seemed that Great Khali was set to become part of Jinder’s stable, but Khali ended up returning to India leaving fans to wonder when we might see him again. Triple H told News 18 that The Great Khali is always welcome to appear whenever he wants.
“Great Khali is a legend in the industry and he is always welcome to the WWE and we look forward to appearances by him in the future if that is something he wants to do. I know right now he is here in India and he is enjoying and kind of helping to train the next generation of superstars as well and being very successful at that. But you know, Great Khali is always going to be a legendary figure to the WWE and that means he is welcome at any time he wants to.”
Triple H was also asked to describe Jinder Mahal’s title reign from a wrestler’s perspective, and from a business perspective, and he said that it’s going to take time for Jinder to earn the respect of the fans.
“You’re right Jinder has been champion for 3 months here I think you know there’s different ways to look at it. If I’m going to answer that from a wrestler’s point or a WWE superstar standpoint, sometimes people are looking at Jinder and saying maybe he doesn’t deserve the championship, it’s too early for him. They fail to see that Jinder was here before and yes he did not succeed the first time he was here and he went away and he left but they don’t see the hard work they don’t see the dedication he’s put in he has worked really hard and if I can say one thing from my point of view, Jinder has earned my respect. As not only a WWE superstar but as a champion I think the jury is out. I think it takes time to establish yourself as a champion you know superstars like Stone Cold Steve Austin or Myself or The Rock or John Cena weren’t built overnight. They take time. It takes time to earn the respect of a fan base and I think that’s what Jinder will do if he continues to put on the performance he does. He will continue to earn their respect over time. If he doesn’t then he clearly won’t be champion for long.”