Jinder Mahal has been receiving the spotlight in WWE as of late, though not in a seemingly favorable way. After announcing that it was now time for him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, AEW president Tony Khan contested it. He pointed out the poor track record that Mahal maintained over the last year.
Former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman jumped to his defence, saying that wrestling isn’t about who wins and who loses. He added as a response to Khan’s tweet that if Vince McMahon had ordained it, he could have become a WWE champion. He further took a dig at him, saying that he thought the boss of a pro wrestling promotion would know that much.
“We also used to get amused at fans who counted wins like wrestlers “earned” them. Hell if Vince wanted I could have been world champion. But the storyline didn’t support it. It’s about the story clearly not wins in a predetermined space. Thought a boss would understand that.”
For the record, Mahal had remained silent on Twitter for over two hours before Tony Khan instigated response from him as well. Coach took part in several WWE matches back in the day. It was only one singular instance in which he was even associated with a WWE Championship match. Back in 2004, Coach was one of the WWE stars who could have been voted on by fans to face off against Chris Jericho in a challenge for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Taboo Tuesday 2004.
As far as Jinder Mahal is concerned, he is set to issue a challenge to Seth Rollins following an altercation. The challenge will take place on the January 15th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw.
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