Jinder Mahal has spoken candidly about his role in WWE after his shock resurgence on Raw has led to him getting a World Heavyweight Title shot.
Jinder Mahal may have more fans than anyone ever thought given the outrage when Tony Khan blasted AEW criticism, noting a double standard involving Mahal.
Khan was unhappy at the criticism he saw over HOOK getting a shot at the AEW World Title despite having only lost one match during his career in the company while he thinks WWE was let off the hook at having Mahal challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship despite not winning a main roster match in over a year.
The measured world of social media ran wild with Khan’s outburst and Jinder Mahal received plenty of support but the star himself has now admitted he’s not exactly thrilled with his role in WWE.
Jinder Mahal Wants WWE Title Gold
Speaking on WWE’s The Bump, Jinder Mahal admitted frustration at not being looked at as a top star on Raw despite being a former WWE Champion:
I feel great, but at the same time, I feel a little offended. More or less, I have been overlooked. What’s the word I’m looking for, the word I’m looking for — yeah, I feel overlooked. I’m really frustrated at the fact, you know, I was doing my part of helping the next generation, focusing on Indus Sher.
I see all of these superstars like CM Punk, Seth Rollins, and Cody Rhodes, really being the highlight of Raw, and it seems to be that the people have forgotten the ‘Modern Day Maharaja.’ The man who was once the WWE Champion, and I think it’s time to step back into that spotlight to become champion once again.
Jinder Mahal has the chance to finish his story on Monday Night Raw in North Little Rock, Arkansas when he takes on Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship.