Jinder Mahal knew who he was up against in India -- he's been a fan of his for years.
He spoke to Sportskeeda recently about his match against Triple H in New Delhi. He idolized Triple H growing up so he knows what to expect in the ring. He isn't going to take him lightly, despite the age difference.
Of course, I grew up watching Triple H. I idolized him from his time with DX, or even before that when he was Hunter Hearst Helmsley or even when I was watching him in WCW as Terra Ryzing. He's had a very, very storied career and he already is a living legend.
In an interview, he said that his job now is to ensure that the next generation of WWE superstars are at par with the legends. I look to test myself and see where I measure up against Triple H.
But I competed with him on the same show, a couple of weeks ago in South America and this is the same Triple H that I've been seeing for years. He hasn't missed a step. He is still the same game that he was back then. He's always in great shape, always in great conditioning.
He's tough as nails and a very, very dangerous opponent. I'm not taking him lightly. This is my biggest match, in my career. But I need to make a statement on Saturday night.
While this is a Raw tour, featuring the likes of Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, the show was be headlined by Mahal, a Smackdown superstar. Triple H would go on to defeat Mahal.