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Jinder Mahal


ABOUT
Jinder Mahal

Full NameYuvraj Singh Dhesi

BornJuly 18, 1986

Height6ft 5in (1.96 m)

NationalityCanadian

Relation(s)Gama Singh (uncle)

ABOUT

Yuvraj Singh Dhesi is a Canadian professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is a former WWE and United States Champion. He is currently assigned to SmackDown.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


Early Years (2002-2010) (2014-2016)


Dhesi grew up in a wrestling family and admired becoming a professional wrestler at a young age. He worked for various independent promotions in Canada before making his way to WWE.


After his release from WWE, Dhesi returned to the independent promotions in Canada where he began his career. He also wrestled for a few American independent promotions before resigning with WWE.


WWE (2010-2014, 2016-Present)


In 2010, Dhesi signed a developmental contract with the company and began working at FCW. During FCW, he changed his ring name to Jinder Mahal. In 2011, they drafted Dhesi to SmackDown, where he aligned himself with The Great Khali. After working on the main roster for a year, Mahal was sent to NXT.


During his time in NXT, Mahal entered the Gold Rush tournament. Mahal reached the finals where he lost the tournament to Seth Rollins. After his run in NXT, Mahal returned to SmackDown and aligned himself with Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater.


The trio formed a stable called 3MB and were used as an enhancement group. 3MB competed in various trio tag team matches but failed to win. They disbanded the team when Mahal and McIntyre were released from the company in 2014.


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Modern Day Maharaja (2016-2018)


After being resigned by WWE, Mahal returned and joined the RAW brand. On RAW, Mahal adopted a new gimmick of a Yoga Guru and was involved in various comedy skits. In 2017, Mahal was drafted to SmackDown.


On SmackDown, Mahal adopted a new gimmick as The Modern Day Maharaj and began his feud with Randy Orton. At Backlash, Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton to win the WWE Championship. Maha became the first Indian wrestler to win the WWE Championship. The reign ended after 170 days by AJ Styles in Manchester.


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Mahal spent the next few months attempting to reclaim the championship, but was unsuccessful. At WrestleMania 34, Maha defeated Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, and Rusev to win the United States Championship. However, he lost the title in less than 10 days to Jeff Hardy.


After losing the title, Mahal began feuding with Roman Reigns. At Money in the Bank, Mahal lost to Reigns. Mahal took part in the mixed match challenge and lost to R-Truth and Carmella in the finals.


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Injuries and Various Feuds (2019-Present)


In 2019, Mahal entered the Royal Rumble but failed to win. After WrestleMania 35, Mahal began his chase for the 24/7 Championship. In June, Mahal suffered an injury that kept him out of action for a year.


Upon his return, Mahal began wrestling for RAW but was sidelined due to another injury. In 2021, Mahal returned and feuded with McIntyre after attacking him at the Money in the Bank event. At SummerSlam, Mahal lost to McIntyre. During the Draft, Mahal and Shanky were drafted to SmackDown and Veer stayed on RAW. Mahal was last seen on SmackDown.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
ASW Tag Team Championship1
CWE Heavyweight Championship1
PWA Canadian Tag Team Championship1
PWA Heavyweight Championship2
WWE Championship1
WWE United States Championship1
WWE 24/7 Championship2


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