Jinder Mahal is settling in as the WWE world champion on the "SmackDown Live" brand. He is rumored to be booked to get past Randy Orton at the "Money in the Bank" pay-per-view and start a new feud heading into "SummerSlam." When talking to Sportskeeda, Mahal said that he had a few ideas of who he would like to fight in the WWE as a champion and he had a surprising name. Jinder said that his dream opponent in the WWE right now is John Cena.

Jinder Mahal vs. John Cena

Jinder Mahal said that he is not going to look past Randy Orton, as they will fight at "Money in the Bank." Many WWE fans still consider the fact that Jinder beat Orton for the title as a fluke, to begin with.

The idea was that the WWE was using an Indian champion to promote their expansion in India with both the WWE Network, WWE store, and live events.

However, when talking to Triple H and Jinder Mahal, people start to get a fresh outlook at the push of Jinder Mahal. He worked hard to reinvent himself after leaving the WWE. While fans were more than happy to see Drew McIntyre return as a fresh face for NXT, no one cared about Jinder because the WWE kept booking him to lose.

One has to think that Jinder Mahal beating Randy Orton at "Money in the Bank" could legitimize him as a champion. If he gets his dream match against John Cena, it could either make him a huge star or bury him completely. Cena has proven to be a person that can hurt his opponents standings so Jinder might want to be careful what he wishes for.


Jinder Mahal was also asked about his part in the jobber group 3MB. He pointed out that Heath Slater became the first ever "SmackDown Live" tag team champion with Rhyno and Drew McIntyre made a huge name for himself as Drew Galloway on the Indies and is now a big star in NXT. Now, with Jinder as the WWE world champion, it seems all three members have improved their stakes in the WWE.

Jinder Mahal said that it is proof that wrestlers who work hard and fight against the odds can still succeed in the WWE. Mahal said that it didn't matter where they were on the card because anything was possible if they work hard at improving and their skills. He said the WWE and Vince McMahon gives opportunities to those who work hard and that McMahon rewards hard work.

When Jinder Mahal returned to the WWE, he was a jobber once again. He was losing a lot, all the way up to the week before he became the No. 1 contender. Mahal said McMahon saw him working hard and that he pushed him due to his work.