Ahead of defending the WWE Championship in a Punjabi Prison Match against Randy Orton this Sunday at WWE Battleground, Jinder Mahal spoke to India Today. “The Modern-Day-Maharaja” explained how he’s preparing for this grueling match.
“I know it will be an intense match, I have made two changes to my workout plan. I have been doing a lot of body-weight exercises, I am doing pull-ups which my fans can see on my Instagram posts. I want to make sure that I maintain my strength and keep my body weight as much as possible. I will need strength to climb up to the second cage and I know it will be a long match so I will need my stamina.”
He also revealed an interesting bit of information — he has creative control over his character. He does say that Vince McMahon gives him advice which he chooses to follow.
“I do have creative control but also Vince (McMahon) gives advice and ideas and I take them. Vince has experience and he has made the biggest sports entertainment in the history. He has made WWE into a global phenomenon. I have a good relationship with Vince, he trusts me on the microphone, with my matches, which will only increase with time. I personally want to seek Vince’s advice.”
You can check out the interview here.