It had previously been reported by The Wrestling Observer that WWE Champion Jinder Mahal was currently working through some sort of injury to his shoulder. However, during a recent interview with ESPN.com, Mahal himself denied these rumors by stating the following:
"I don’t have an injury. Those are just rumors. I have large traps and that causes my shoulders to roll forward so when I tape them up, it just pulls my shoulders back and I start to develop my rear shoulders more. My traps are a bit too strong so it puts me out of balance. So it is just to prevent future injuries."
As also reported, Mahal has been wearing Kinesio Tape during appearances at WWE live events, though he does not wear this type of tape during appearances on television.