It's been a wild ride for WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in his professional wrestling career.
Mahal began his professional wrestling career back in 2002 and was singed to WWE in 2010 to a developmental deal. He was first sent to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) where he spent a year before making his main roster debut on an episode of SmackDown. Mahal later became a part of the Three Man Band (3MB) faction before being handed his walking papers from the company in 2014.
Following two years on the independent circuit reinventing himself creatively and physically, Mahal was resigned to WWE and sent to SmackDown Live by way of the Superstar Shake-Up. "The Maharaja" immediately burst onto the main card scene and went on to defeat Randy Orton for the WWE Championship.
After several successful title defenses against the likes of Orton and former New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) star Shinsuke Nakamura, Mahal is focused on making a great impact during his long reign as WWE Champion.
During a recent interview with ESPN Mahal discussed some of the huge goals he has set for himself in his professional wrestling career, with the top goal being to go down in history as the greatest professional wrestler of all time (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"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."
What are your thoughts on Mahal wanting to go down as the greatest of all time when his professional wrestling career is all said and done? Do you think it's possible that he could ever be considered the greatest of all time? Or will he simply be just another wrestler in a long line of performers who have won the WWE Championship? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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