When he was just 15 years old, Jinder approached his uncle (Gama Singh) and told him that he wanted to be a wrestler. Not fazed by the remark at all, Gama immediately gave Jinder an address and told him that was the place he needed to go to follow his dreams. The head trainer at this address? None other than former WWE superstar and Olympic bronze medallist, Bad News Brown.
It was a strange limbo-esque time to be an aspiring pro wrestler in Canada. The famous Hart Dungeon had closed, and Lance Storm was yet to open his famous wrestling school. As a result young would-be-wrestlers were left to train off word of mouth from former professionals who were doing it for love as opposed to money.
Along with Brown, Mahal was trained by none other than Rick Bognar, better known to the world as Fake Razor Ramon. What a truly strange combination of trainers.
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can buy it at the link below...