Jinder Mahal has discussed his win inside the Punjabi Prison that led to The Great Khali raising the WWE Championship as if it was his own.
In 2017 Jinder Mahal shocked the world when he became WWE Champion, winning the title at Backlash from Randy Orton. The next month Orton got his rematch at Money In The Bank but was unsuccessful which led to him demanding another shot at the Modern Day Maharaja. However, for their match at Battleground, Jinder Mahal chose the Punjabi Prison as the match’s stipulation.
With Orton close to escaping the giant bamboo structure, former World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali made his way to the ring and cost The Viper the gold. After the match, Khali and Mahal celebrated with Khali very firmly taking control of the WWE Title belt.
“Yeah, it was quite funny, actually. Khali is going to do what Khali is going to do. That’s it. That’s basically what it is. And actually, Khali’s hands are so big and he’s so strong. He’s patting my back like, ‘Oh,’ as he’s holding the belt like, ‘Oh, good job, good job.’ He’s slapping my back so hard. I’m trying to like, hockey shots with my elbow. If you go back and look, you’ll see Khali like slapping my back ‘good job, good job’ holding the belt.”
“But no, Khali’s awesome. He’s a tremendous guy. Very proud to see him in the WWE Hall of Fame this year. If you go to India, Khali is God-like, he’s unbelievable everywhere he goes, mobs of people. He’s a very, very good ambassador for WWE, represents the company well, represents himself well and everything that he does. So yeah, I think Khali is definitely in the Hall of Fame is very well, well deserved and it’s great for him and he was very proud It was in Tampa and I lived there, so I got to spend the week with him and everything. So it was fun catching up with Great Khali and hopefully, we can bring him back at some point.”