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9. Big Show Reveals Why He Let Jinder Mahal Bodyslam Him

During a recent appearance on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, former WWF Champion The Big Show discussed Jinder Mahal’s rise to the top in WWE and why he let “The Maharaja” bodyslam him. Below are the highlights:

On Jinder Mahal looking like a credible threat:

“Jinder Mahal, this up-and-coming heel, who has a fantastic, different look and who has made a lot of changes in his work and his body. I mean, Jinder’s work is really good. He’s tall. He’s like a striking viper, or a praying mantis, or something, but he also looks physically impressive. Do you know what I mean? He looks like he could whip somebody’s a$$. Do you know what I mean? He doesn’t look like somebody’s gardener that got out and in the wrong place or something.”

On why he allowed Jinder to bodyslam him:

“It was great for him because I look at what they’re doing with him and they’re trying to do something with him. Now he’s moving to SmackDown. And my job as an older guy, an older veteran, is to see somebody that has the right attitude, that is doing the right thing, that’s getting a new opportunity, and WWE knows me, and Vince McMahon knows me, the fans know me. I’m not about to let anybody do some s*** like that. So in one way, I’m kind of giving Jinder a ‘thank you’ from me and a respect from me for the hard work he’s putting in and I see it. Do you know what I mean? I don’t have booking control and I don’t do payoffs and all that B.S., but I can let him know that in my mind, as a locker room veteran, I respect the hard work he’s doing and I see something in him too.”

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