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The Whig recently sat down for an interview with current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and below are some highlights from that interview
Jinder Mahal comments on looking up to Bret Hart as a child growing up in Canada:
“Even as a child, I still knew it was hard. I still knew that Bret had worked his whole life for this and I knew that he had come from a wrestling family and this was his entire life’s work. But his character, I think that’s what drew people to him. He made it seem like dreams can come true because he was a smaller guy, wrestling Yokozuna or Sid Vicious and as a smaller guy, he would become champion. Bret did make it seem attainable but he didn’t make it seem easy.”
Mahal comments on paying your dues in wrestling:
“Right now in my career in WWE, our schedule is so gruelling, wrestling night after night, plus traveling … (paying my dues) prepared me for that and in a way, paying your dues does give you respect for the business because that’s important.
“I think some people come into this business from other avenues of life and think that it’s going to be easy. ‘Oh, I’ll just become rich and famous and it’ll be a cake walk.’ It’s far from it.”