Ahead of his return to the ring tomorrow at WWE Superstar Spectacle, Jinder Mahal says that he feels more motivated now than ever, coming back from injury.
Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal was finally on his way back to the top as he returned to Monday Night Raw in 2020. Unfortunately, his return was shortly thereafter stopped by a further aggravation of an injury forcing him to go for surgery yet again.
Now, he will return on tomorrow's WWE Superstar Spectacle. This event will be a major event for the Indian market that will perhaps lead to a full Indian WWE brand. Speaking with Firstpost, Jinder Mahal opened up about returning to the ring following injury and how he stays motivated at the stage in his career.
"Obviously it’s going to be the hashtag #ReturnOfTheMaharaja — I’m going to be coming back from injury, so looking to make an impact and establish myself again in the title scene.
"I’m still inspired, just like before, even more motivated than ever before. I want to have a long career in WWE and now that I’m realizing that I’m getting a little bit older, I’m 34 years old, I just have to take care of myself a little bit more. So now I’m doing more yoga, more recovery stuff, just staying on top of the recovery aspect," says Mahal in an interaction with Firstpost ahead of the Republic Day special.
He continued, "It was very tough... First time I’ve been injured, first time I’ve missed time away from WWE. So it was definitely hard at first. I went from being on the road, 200-plus days in a year performing every night to all of a sudden now I’m home, I’m just doing rehab every single day.
"But, I kind of challenged myself at rehab, every day I wanted to see the growth just like I challenged myself in WWE. Just like every match I wanted to get better, every day at rehab I wanted to get better and come back stronger. I was super motivated to come back. Obviously, WWE is my passion, is my life, is all I ever wanted to do.
"Every athlete goes through this, they just kind of stay motivated and put the work in rehab, in training, and you can always come back stronger and better than before," added Mahal.
The event was taped this past Friday. if you would like, you can read full spoilers at this link.