In an interview with ESPN, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal talked about his desire to be the greatest of all time and more.
Setting big goals:
“My goal is to be the greatest of all time. There isn’t any point setting small goals. You have to set large goals. When I set the goal of becoming WWE champion, people would laugh. I remember when I was entered into the six pack challenge match to be the No.1 contender for the WWE title, there were many who asked ‘why is Jinder here?’ But I set my aims high. I proved the doubters wrong and I look forward to proving more doubters wrong.”
Wanting to play a good guy:
“I am interested in seeing what other characters I could play. The evolution of a WWE character is such that things change and I can’t wait to have a babyface character. I can’t wait for the crowd reaction when I come here [India] and definitely the WWE will see some of that reaction. Maybe that starts to plug something in creative and you might see a different side of me.”
Watching tape of other wrestlers:
“No one sees the 24 hours that I put in. A large part of those 24 hours is putting the work that will make me the best WWE superstar that I can be. That means watching tape. Not just matches of myself but also the great matches including matches of Triple H and just watching the stories that he tells in the ring. I will see The Rock, Stone Cold (Steve Austin) or even watch Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels. Their Ironman match at Wrestlemania XII was the greatest of all time.”