Jinder Mahal

It was announced on Friday that Jinder Mahal will defend the WWE Championship against Kevin Owens on the December 8 and 9 WWE live events in New Delhi, India.

Mahal, while promoting the WWE return to India, appeared on WWE’s weekly Hindu-language program, Sunday Dhammal, to make the announcement.

WWE announced their return to India for live events last week as RAW-branded events, but with the usage of Mahal this year to tap into the India market, he was added to the tour to play the conquering hero coming back home. The now announced match with Owens will position Mahal into the hometown babyface role, which will be a first for Mahal in his WWE tenure.