It has been a wild run for Jinder Mahal in the WWE since returning from initially being released.
Mahal started his professional wrestling career back in 2002. After working the independent circuit for several years, Mahal was signed by WWE and sent to their developmental territory in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in 2010.
After a year he finally made his debut on the main roster and would later find himself as a member of Three Man Band (3MB) alongside Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre. In 2014, however, Mahal was released of his WWE contract and returned to the indies.
Following two years on the independent circuit in which he spent reinventing himself physically, Mahal was brought back to the WWE where he formed a short alliance with Rusev.
He was then transferred to SmackDown Live where he took part in a Six Pack Challenge match to determine the No. 1-contender for the WWE Title.
Mahal would win that match and go on to defeat Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at the Backlash pay-per-view (PPV). After a pair of successful title defenses against "The Viper," one bing inside the Punjabi Prison, "The Maharaja" moved on to a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura.
At SummerSlam Mahal would successfully defend his title against Nakamura before having a rematch between the two booked for this weekend's Hell In A Cell PPV. Earlier today it was announced that the WWE would be touring India in the coming months with Jinder Mahal.
The Indian market for WWE has been a topic of conversation ever since Mahal won the WWE Title. Per a report from Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, advertisement for the upcoming tour in India lists Mahal as a "two time WWE Champion."
This could indicate that between now and the December India tour, Mahal will lose and regain the WWE Title. It's possible he could lose the title this weekend to Nakamura at Hell In A Cell and recapture it at Survivor Series.
What are your thoughts on Mahal possibly dropping the title before heading into the Indian tour so that he can go in a two-time WWE Champion? Is this a mistake by WWE's creative department? Or will this only make Mahal look stronger heading into the tour of his native country? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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