After months of discussion about how Jinder Mahal became WWE Champion because of the company’s then-impending tour of India and what that meant only to see him lose the strap to AJ Styles a month before it happened, we thought it’d be nice to offer you some closer: Jinder Mahal went to India without the WWE Championship, got booed, and lost clean to Triple H. Hooray! Question mark?
It’s consistent with both Jinder Mahal’s character throughout the year and Triple H’s recent insistence on inserting him into everything from a Shield reunion to his favorite independent promotions shows to the Survivor Series main event, so it should come as both a surprise and totally not a surprise that he’d Pedigree Jinder to pieces in India. After the match, H said Mahal earned his respect — “India is in good hands with Jinder Mahal” — and even danced with him. Before, you know, also Pedigreeing the Singh Brothers.
You take what you can get. Here are a couple of fan clips of the moment, and results from the remainder of the show, if you’re curious:
WWE India Results:
1. Finn Bálor defeated Bray Wyatt. Bálor won with the Coup de Grace in a total shocker. Kidding.
2. Jeet Rama and Kishan Raftar defeated Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Rama pinned Axel to win the match. Rama and Raftar are both currently signed to NXT.
3. Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks. Bliss won with a roll-up and a handful of tights.
4. Jason Jordan defeated Elias
5. The Shield defeated Samoa Joe and The Bar. The Shield won the six-man tag with a Shield Bomb on Cesaro.
6. Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews defeated The Club
7. Enzo Amore defeated Kalisto.
8. Braun Strowman defeated Kane by disqualification after Kane attacked him with a steel chair.
9. Triple H defeated Jinder Mahal