In WWE News & Rumors: Taking a look at Smackdown Live newcomer Jinder Mahal’s push.
Jinder Mahal the Indo-Canadian wrestler recently won the six pack challenge on Smackdown Live. He booked himself a title shot at PPV BackLash and is in the rounds of rumors.
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Jinder Mahal WWE Stint So Far:
Yuvraj Singh aka Jinder Mahal is an Indo-Canadian wrestler who joined WWE in the year 2011. He was the part of the group 3MB (Mahal, McIntyre, Slater.) He was released from the contract in 2014. However, WWE signed him back in the year 2016 where he formed an alliance with Rusev.
Things did not go well for Mahal on the return as well, as most of the time, he remained at the losing side. The only highlight before the six pack challenge at Smackdown Live is him being the runner-up of Andre the Giant memorial match at Wrestlemania 33. Mahal was last to be eliminated and he was eliminated by Mojo Rawley.
Superstar Shake-up to Winning Six Pack Challenge:
Mahal was drafted to Smackdown Live after the superstar shake-up where he got defeated by none other than former adversary Mojo Rawley. However, in a stunning turn of events Mahal won the Six Pack challenge to become the number 1 contender for WWE championship at Backlash.
Mahal was assisted by Bollywood Boyz aka “Singh Brothers” in pinning Sami Zayn for 3 counts.
When nobody was expecting Mahal to win, he not only won the six pack challenge but he was given a title shot at Smackdown Live PPV Backlash. If the rumors are to be believed this is a strategic move by WWE, as they recently opened WWE shop in India.
WWE enjoys vast popularity and huge fan base in India. The popularity grew in India after The Great Khali became WWE champion. In order to push their merchandise sale in India, and Indian connection was required. However, it remains to be seen, how long this push continues for Jinder Mahal.