Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal earns WWE Title shot

During tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live from Louisville, Jinder Mahal won a Six Pack Challenge over Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Mojo Rawley to become the new No. 1 Contender for the WWE Championship.

Mahal got the win with help from The Bollywood Boyz who distracted Sami Zayn at ringside. It was revealed that Mahal will challenge either Randy Orton or Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship at the Backlash PPV on May 21.

Title match set for next Tuesday

Naomi will defend the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship against Charlotte next week on Smackdown Live from Des Moines, Iowa.

Charlotte defeated Naomi in a non-title match to earn a shot at the title earlier tonight on Smackdown Live from Lousville.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Man, Jinder Mahal as WWE Champ would be SSSSSOOOOOOOO lame. Granted he would have a bunch of heat but I am not taking him seriously when I have people like Kevin Owens/Aj Styles vying for the US title. Maybe I am exaggerating but Jinder Mahal as Champ right now tarnishes the WWE World Title (the LINEAL title I might add).

  2. I’m so conflicted about this. One the one hand, smackdown is actually building their superstars like they should be doing which is fantastic. On the other hand, a guy who spent every week jobbing on RAW now main eventing a Smackdown PPV really devalues both the show and the belt. It makes it feel like AJ Styles as a byproduct could end up going over to RAW and job because his main event competition also does this. Absolutely build Jinder up, but not this much this fast.

  3. And just as WWE (corporate) have noted that area of the world as their next expanding market, we get this. Expect to see his name a lot for a little while.

  4. And even if he does, what is wrong with a fresh face holding the strap? You cannot deny the fact that Mahal has improved immensely since his return so I like a fresh face being in the main event scene. KO/AJ fighting for the US Title adds intrigue to that belt and Mahal doesnt bring down the value of the World Title if he wins it if booked properly.

  5. Don’t get me wrong I am very much impressed with Jinder Mahal and got to shake his hand/hug him at Wrestlemania (abs :’) ). But my main concern comes from the fear that Jinder Mahal will be like new JBL where they are very beatable but constantly retain due to shenanigans.

    Though I guess if jinder does win thats a path for Rusev to be champ.

  6. I’m in a fantasy wrestling league (don’t judge) and I picked up Jinder after Mania for my roster as a guy I figured would garner me some points with airtime and matches, and damn did he ever pay off (and will continue to). And… it’s so much better than just the same old stuff week in and week out.

  7. How do you know Mahal won’t win the title? I actually think he will, and he should! Why shouldn’t WWE shake things up sometimes & throw in some unpredictability for a change. They should do this more often. It makes things more interesting, let alone realistic as well. Have R-Truth win the royal rumble next year as well, or have Ascension win the tag titles out of the blue. I’m all for it! It would make me actually want to watch the show, instead of just reading the predictable spoilers.

  8. Unless you’re on the west coast of North America, in a country not named the United States or Canada or you DVR the show and don’t watch it live the results you read here for RAW and Smackdown Live are not spoilers they’re recaps. Spoilers come before the show. Recaps come after the show.

    Also, Mahal won’t win because Vince doesn’t see him as championship material. He’s just a filler for after Orton finishes business with Bray Wyatt. AJ Styles will challenge Orton for the title at Summerslam. Styles is challenging for the United States Championship so he has something to do until then.

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