Jinder Mahal reportedly signs new WWE contract

According to reports from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Fightful and several other media outlets, Jinder Mahal recently signed a new multi-year contract with WWE that is said to be for five-years.

Mahal was signed to a WWE developmental deal in 2010 with what was then Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).

He made his WWE television debut on the April 29, 2011 episode of Smackdown.  After WWE rebranded FCW to NXT, Mahal began then making appearances on NXT.

In September of 2014 Mahal was aligned with Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater, forming the heel faction 3MB.

Mahal was released from his WWE contract on June 12, 2014.  Following his release, he spend two years on the independent circuit.

On July 27, 2016, Mahal re-signed with WWE and returned to WWE television on the August 1, 2016 episode of Monday Night RAW demanding a contract from then RAW General Manager Mick Foley. 

Mahal defeated Randy Orton at the Backlash Pay-Per View on May 21, 2017 to capture the WWE Championship that he would go on to hold for 170 days.

Most recently, Mahal has been back in the title picture, briefly holding the WWE 24/7 Championship on two occasions.

Mahal joins the list of recent WWE stars Mike and Maria Kanellis and Mojo Rawley who have also signed new multi-year contracts with the company.