Ahead of defending his WWE Title in a Punjabi Prison Match vs Randy Orton at this Sunday's WWE Battleground PPV in Philadelphia, Jinder Mahal was interviewed by India Today, and detailed to his home nation media how he's been preparing for such a grueling match.
"I know it will be an intense match, I have made two changes to my workout plan. I have been doing a lot of body-weight exercises, I am doing pull-ups which my fans can see on my Instagram posts. I want to make sure that I maintain my strength and keep my bodyweight as much as possible. I will need strength to climb up to the second cage and I know it will be a long match so I will need my stamina."
He also revealed an interesting bit of information--he's got creative control over his character. He does say that Vince McMahon gives him advice which he usually chooses to follow.
"I do have creative control but also Vince (McMahon) gives advice and ideas and I take them. Vince has experience and he has made the biggest sports entertainment in the history. He has made WWE into a global phenomenon. I have a good relationship with Vince, he trusts me on the microphone, with my matches, which will only increase with time. I personally want to seek Vince's advice."
You can read the rest of the interview at this link.
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