Former WWE Champion Made a Unique Demand to Vince McMahon Upon Return This Year

Published 09/29/2021, 8:11 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)


Jinder Mahal is one of many WWE Superstars who has been looking for opportunities recently. Mahal made his latest return to WWE earlier this year on the May 3 episode of Raw. The wrestler from India immediately made an impact as he defeated the legendary Jeff Hardy on that night.

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However, it was strange to see Shanky and Veer accompanying the former WWE Champion. Previously, The Singh Brothers used to accompany Mahal. However, this time, Shanky and Veer replaced the brothers.

In an interview with Inside The Ropes following his return, Mahal talked about his unusual bonding with Shanky and Veer. He said,” Yes. So when I came back, I spoke to Vince about giving me the Indus Sher tag team, Saurav and Rinku, Veer and Saurav. Unfortunately, Saurav was in India, so I got Shanky.”

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The former WWE Champion also stated that Saurav Gurjar is dealing with Visa issues.

Earlier in the year, Mahal and The Singh Brothers were involved in a six-man tag team match against the Indus Sher tag team and Drew McIntyre. That match did not end well for Mahal as he, unfortunately, ended up on the losing side.

Now, though, it looked like Mahal has now joined hands with The Indus Sher tag team and Shanky following their attack on Drew McIntyre during his ‘Money in the Bank’ match.

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Will Jinder Mahal get another shot at the WWE Championship?

Jinder Mahal made his debut in WWE’s main roster in 2011. Back in those days, they did not consider Mahal to be a contender for any title. And soon after, he was released from WWE in 2014.

Mahal then returned to WWE in 2016 with a massively improved physique and looked really focused and determined. Mahal’s transformation had not only impressed the fans but also Vince McMahon and the WWE.

It was only then that Jindal Mahal got a proper push from WWE, leading him to challenge Randy Orton for the WWE Championship.

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He successfully defeated Orton at WWE Backlash 2017 to become the first wrestler of Indian descent to win the title. However, Mahal eventually lost the title to AJ Styles after holding it for 170 days.

On his recent return, Mahal was put into a fight against Drew McIntyre at WWE SummerSlam, which he ended up losing. This might have caused a setback to Mahal’s intentions of reclaiming the WWE Championship.

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Also, with Drew McIntyre next in line to challenge Big E for the WWE Championship, it looks like Mahal has to wait for some time before he gets his chance again.

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Shouvik Nath

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