16. Jinder Mahal Talks About Vince McMahon Changing His Promo Before His #1 Contenders Match Victory
During a recent appearance on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal talked about his push on SmackDown Live and how Vince McMahon changed his promo to get him more heat.
Below is what Jinder said about his original promo after his #1 contenders match victory:
“He had rewritten my promo. The original promo was something totally different, so when I finished calling the match, one of the writers was like, ‘hey, Vince changed your promo.’ I was like, ‘okay, bring it to me. Please bring it to me.’ So they brought it to me and I had read the American comment and I was like, ‘ah, I like the old promo better.’ Like, it was like something like, ‘I tried being peaceful, but nobody was listening. But now I have all you guys’, everyone’s, attention. I beat five of SmackDown’s very best and I did it all alone.’ Something like that. It was just like a regular heel promo, but the new one was like, ‘you Americans this and that.’ And I was like, ‘argh, man, I don’t think we should go there. Like, but I’m like, ‘but whatever. Vince wrote it. It’s okay.’
But I did it and the reaction I got, I was like, ‘oh man, Vince is a genius!’ He knows exactly what’s going to draw the most heat.”