Jinder Mahal is back in the WWE today after claiming his spot on the Raw roster with a swift victory over former tag partner Heath Slater.
The segment opened with Slater continuing in his quest to gain the approval of one of the general managers after not being drafted to either Raw or Smackdown last month. His pleas brought the GM of Raw, Mick Foley, to the top of the ramp.
Slater had backup with him this time as former 3MB member Jinder Mahal was also in the ring. Slater claimed that it was time for 2MB to take over Raw, until Foley noted there was one roster spot available and it would go to the winner of a match between the two friends.
As Slater talked up the bond between the two wrestlers he turned and walked straight into a Yakuza kick from Mahal. Jinder then quickly covered for the three count and cemented his place on the Monday night roster while Slater sold shock at the turn of events.
This story line had already been used to bring a returning star back into the fold. Last Thursday night it was Rhino who crashed Slater's audition, with the One Man Band walking right into a Gore while trying to convince Shane McMahon he is the hottest free agent in wrestling.
Mahal and Slater were last seen together as part of the comedy jobber stable 3MB along with the former chosen one Drew McIntyre. The group was disbanded in June 2014, when Mahal and McIntyre left the company. Mahal had been working independent dates in Canada, Japan and the Middle East, before returning to Raw with a bang.