When Jinder Mahal became WWE Champion after defeating Randy Orton at Backlash earlier this year, nobody expected his championship reign to last very long at all.
Yet, 145-plus days on after defeating The Viper, The Modern Day Maharaja is still WWE Champion and it doesn't look like he will be losing the title to anyone anytime soon after winning in feuds against Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura over the past couple of months.
With that in mind, Mahal has his sights on still being WWE Champion when WWE goes to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans in April 2018 for WrestleMania 34, as he wants to defend his title against a WWE legend on the show.
It's unlikely that WWE will go into their biggest show of the year with The Modern Day Maharaja still as their WWE Champion, but this hasn't stopped him answering fan's question as to who he would like to face at The Showcase of the Immortals.
When Mahal was asked while doing a Q&A who he would like to face at WrestleMania 34 next year, he issued out an official challenge to John Cena to face him at the show.
He said: "I would like to face John Cena for my WWE Championship. It could happen as I fully intend on being WWE Champion come WrestleMania and even after WrestleMania so John Cena, let's say this is an official challenge to you."
Many believe The Leader of the Cenation will face The Modern Day Maharaja at some point for the WWE Championship, but at some point before WrestleMania 34 in 2018, not at WrestleMania itself.
At some point or another, Cena is going to win his 17th world title, which would see him surpass Ric Flair for the most world titles ever won by a single superstar in history as recognized by the WWE. Mahal would be the perfect opponent for him to win that title against.
Until that day arrives though, it's unclear who The Modern Day Maharaja's next title challenger will be, but speculation has suggested that he will face Brock Lesnar in the main event of Survivor Series next month in a Champion vs Champion match.
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