Jinder Mahal’s body transformation has been a much-discussed topic during his rise to becoming WWE Champion.
Just days before his first title defence, at Money in the Bank, the 30-year old posted a video of his workout regime on Twitter.
Some fans have accused Mahal of taking performance-enhancing drugs since returning to WWE last year after building a noticeably more muscular physique.
But the champion denies any such claims, posting on Instagram days after Wrestlemania: “I’ve been tested multiple times since coming back, and have never once in over 6 years with WWE had any issues.”
This video, as you can see at the top of the page, is an attempt by Mahal to prove his new, clean living lifestyle can lead to results.
He admits he was drinking heavily during his time wrestling on the independent scene before being re-signed by his current employer.
“Two months before I came back (to WWE) I’d hit rock bottom. I was drinking all the time, not watching what I was eating,” Mahal told the ‘Talk is Jericho’ podcast.
“Then one day I said, ‘that’s it’, I’m going to start getting in shape. I stopped drinking, did meal prep and starting dieting and training hard. I lost like twenty pounds. Literally, two months of me doing this WWE called me.”
Mahal hasn’t looked back since and stunned the sports entertainment world by winning the WWE Championship at Backlash last month.
He puts his title on the line against seasoned veteran Randy Orton at Money in the Bank in the early hours of Monday morning.
Mahal hopes a win there will be another way to silence his critics.