While the John Cena starring animated film “Ferdinand” was up for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, it came up short with the Oscar going to the Disney-Pixar film “Coco”.
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“He had a great, storied career. From tagging with The Dynamite Kid to breaking out on his own, his career had a great evolution. He started in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary for Stu Hart and before that had been training in England before being brought in with Dynamite, and of course that classic, classic match against Bret Hart at Summerslam – that’s one of my all-time favourite matches.”
Mahal was also asked about losing the WWE Championship to AJ Styles shortly before last year’s Survivor Series, which happened in Smith’s home country of the United Kingdom.
“It was the very first time in the history of WWE that the title had changed hands overseas. History was made that night and the match was probably one of the best I’ve ever had,” said Mahal. “I’ve said this before, but I feel that although I lost, I really won that night. The energy in the arena that night was amazing and AJ Styles really is phenomenal – the fans just love him. I think he might be the number one, top star in WWE in terms of fan reaction because everybody loves him.”
Mahal discussed more in the interview including how grateful he is to be back with the company and the position he is now. You can read the full interview by clicking here.