Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal addressed not being part of this year's Summerslam PPV during a recent interview with Gorilla Position.
"I see it as motivating to me," Mahal said. "It's motivation to me because I see where I was last year I was WWE Champion. Unfortunately this year [I didn't] have a match. I could be disappointed. I could play the blame game. Or I could look deep into myself. What am I doing that I could make sure to do better to make sure I was on this card? I gotta go back to what made me WWE Champion so next year I can be Universal Champion or WWE Champion and main event SummerSlam again."
Mahal added, "Why can't I beat AJ Styles? I beat AJ Styles in the past before. You know as soon I figure out why Kurt Angle keeps putting me in situations that I'm not ready for like making me defend the United States Championship on my first night on Raw. You know, I think I'm gonna be champion again. I think I'm going to be successful in WWE."