This Sunday at Backlash, Jinder Mahal shocked the world by beating Randy Orton and winning the WWE championship. Fans were absolutely shocked to see Jinder winning the WWE championship. This title reign seriously came out of nowhere.
So far it looks like a bad decision, most of the fans are outraged, but you never know, maybe one day the fans recognise this decision. If you are following WWE for over sixteen years, you would probably remember the time when Chris Jericho became the first ever WWE Undisputed champion. Fans criticised WWE badly for this decision. But now, we understand that they were right, and we were wrong. Who knows if something similar happens in this scenario too.
There are some good sides of making Jinder Mahal champion too. You see, when JBL became the WWE champion in 2004, this reign came out of nowhere as well. At the end, JBL’s title run turned out to be a huge success. And like him Jinder or not, you have to admit this, Jinder might not be as good as JBL on the mic, but he is a better wrestler indeed.
WWE star Goldust recently spoke to Fox Sports where he spoke on some wrestling topics including Jinder Mahal becoming the WWE champion. Here is what Goldust aka Dustin Runnels said about Jinder’s title win;
Thoughts on Jinder Mahal winning WWE Championship:
“I flew in last night, I was watching it on the WWE Network. I watched the whole show. As I was watching it, I was like ‘man, this crowd is electric.’ Chicago, to me, is the best wrestling crowd on the planet. They are the best. They are loud, they are ruthless, and they will tear you down if you let them. That crowd is the best, and that building is electric.
“And to see Jinder… you know, I didn’t know. Nobody knew. The way they did it, I’m very happy for Jinder, because he left and he came back and he busted his ass and he trained hard and he has probably the best physique here in WWE. He looks great, has a great attitude, and is a genuinely good human being, and I couldn’t be happier for him. Congratulations to Jinder Mahal.
“Anything can happen. You never say never in our company, and that proved the point last night. It was just a month ago or two months ago that he was in eight-man tags with us. He was in that comedy-style eight-man tag match that we’ve had for the last year, and now he’s world champion. That goes to say something. He’s worked his ass off and had the attitude that every performer needs to have when they try to get into this company… He is proof of something good happening.
“You know, the brass ring that everybody talks about, which everybody makes fun of, it was there [Sunday] night for Jinder Mahal, and he grabbed it.”