I still long for the Summer of Shanti 2.0, but sadly it's an unrealistic dream. WWE would kill for the kind of numbers Jinder was giving them during JinderFest '17, in hindsight the Summer of Shanti was a success. Obviously the internet fans tried to tear him down, but as we all know, true legends are never appreciated in their time. Jinder Mahal's 2017 title run will go down in legend as an underappreciated gem which gains cult status down the road, similar to The Shawshank Redemption or Scarface, neither of which were appreciated in their time.
Really playing it up for the camera on that one.
Scarface sucks, for the record. Shawshank is amazing, though.
Moxley is probably the hottest star in pro wrestling right now. I don't see anybody in WWE who is creating any real buzz at all, like Becky late last year or Kofi leading into Mania. The only person who comes close is Truth.
As much as I'd like to believe that, I don't think you can be the hottest star in wrestling outside of WWE. It's a monopoly and it's not going anywhere. People are interested to see his interviews where he bashes WWE, and to see how he performs outside of the shackles of WWE. Once again, though, the common denominator is WWE. The interest he's garnering is all about WWE. How he left, how he's different from when he was there, the problems that exist in that company. There won't be that buzz there in 2 months. Hell, I think it's died down already.
I wouldn't get excited about it. He will squash a few jobbers then be fed to Roman or Seth, then he's done. He'll be dancing within a year.
I know. I didn't say I was excited about it, but the Funhouse gimmick is stupid and it isn't going anywhere. I want to see how this gimmick at least translates to the ring.