In an interview with ESPN, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal discussed a variety of topics, including WWE rewarding hard work, the potential of a babyface run either on the RAW brand or SmackDown Live and more.

Highlights of the interview are below:

On WWE rewarding hard work: “The WWE rewards hard work, so I became the hardest working superstar in the WWE. No one is out-training me. I look at all my matches and see what I could have done better. What I did correct, I want to do more of that. I am just driven. My most interesting challenge would be staying motivated. I got released from the WWE because I got complacent. I became lazy and I wasn’t motivated like I am now. Every day when I work out, I realise I have to work even harder. I know how hard I had to work to become WWE Champion and I know how hard I have to work to stay WWE Champion and go down in history as one of the greatest of all time.”

On a potential babyface run: “The WWE is like any other sport. But I consider it to be an art form. I consider myself an artist. I can play a character but I consider myself a world class athlete. That’s the beauty of the WWE, it brings the best of both worlds. It brings the athletics of a sport form and mixes with it ideas from Hollywood or Bollywood. I am interested in seeing what other characters I could play. The evolution of a WWE character is such that things change and I can’t wait to have a babyface character.”

The interview is available in full at this link.