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5. Jinder Mahal On Why Paying Dues In Pro Wrestling Is Important

During a recent interview with The Whig, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal discussed his release from WWE in 2014, why paying dues in Pro Wrestling is important and more. Below are the highlights:

On why paying dues in Pro Wrestling is important:

“Wrestling, you just have to pay your dues. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Canada or you’re in New York, paying dues is very, very important because it gives you respect for the business. You see that it’s not really an easy business. Right now in my career in WWE, our schedule is so grueling, wrestling night after night, plus traveling. Paying my dues prepared me for that and in a way, paying your dues does give you respect for the business because that’s important. I think some people come into this business from other avenues of life and think that it’s going to be easy. ‘Oh, I’ll just become rich and famous and it’ll be a cake walk.’ It’s far from it.”

On getting released from WWE in 2014 being the best thing that happened to him:

“Looking back at it, it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me because I got to go away and reinvent myself and rediscover myself, get my confidence back, get my focus back most importantly. You need those lows to enjoy the highs and the wrestling business is like that. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down, but you’ve just got to stay persistent and better days always come.”

On being hesitant at first doing the 3MB gimmick:

“At first, especially me, I was not really resisting it, but I was kind of hesitant, I didn’t quite understand why I was put in this role and I hadn’t quite embraced it. As soon as I started embracing and all of us started embracing it and just giving it our all, good things started to happen. When we hesitated, we didn’t quite fully get over with fans, but as soon as we embraced it one-hundred percent.”

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