Jinder Mahal shocked the world at the Backlash PPV by winning the WWE Championship. Randy Orton was his opponent on that night and this was his first big match in the WWE.
Quite surprisingly, he was able to upstage the legendary superstar with Singh Brothers being on his side. He walked out of Chicago as the new WWE Champion on that night, pinning Orton.
This created a ruckus among the pro-wrestling industry since nobody thought that Jinder did have a chance against the 13-time world champion. The incident left the IWC talking about him for the more than a month. WWE required that type of buzz at that point to make Jinder’s title reign a successful one and they were able to do that, initially.
However, in bigger spans, the plan might not have worked well for them. So, the initial reports suggest that Jinder Mahal holding the WWE title for a longer span might turn out to be false, soon. According to the reports from The Dirty Sheets, the WWE creative will soon put an end to the Indian-origin superstar’s landmark reign.
The quarterly profit report for the WWE Network is out and it witnessed no improvisation, whatsoever. This might be the reason that the source has suggested that the ongoing title reign might have turned out to be a failure. So, there’s no point to continue it in the future.
Primarily, making Jinder Mahal the prime titleholder in the WWE was due to the reason that the company always wanted to enter the Indian audience. They have chosen the Modern-day Maharaja as the true representative of the company. However, as per the quarterly, no growth has been observed during the span of May to July where the WWE Championship belonged to Jinder.
The Indian audience was not much familiar with the name of Jinder Mahal who used to be a jobber even after a month he won the WWE Championship. So, they did feel much for their champion, either.
At Summerslam, Jinder will face Shinsuke Nakamura for the championship match and it might turn out to be his last match as the champion. Either Nakamura will dethrone him from his title reign or Baron Corbin will cash in his Money in the Bank contract to let the inevitable happen, at some point.