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5 best opponents for Jinder Mahal before Royal Rumble

Which one would you like Jinder Mahal to fight?

Top 5 / Top 10 13 Oct 2017, 19:40 IST

Jinder Mahal is likely to hold the WWE Championship until the WWE completes its tour of India
Jinder Mahal is likely to hold the WWE Championship until the WWE completes its tour of India

The calendar year 2017 is likely to go down as one of the strangest in the history of sports entertainment.

Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor have not been up to expectations owing to poor booking, whereas what is arguably the sport’s most prestigious title, the WWE Championship, is being inexplicably placed on the shoulders of former 3MB member, Jinder Mahal -- a move which has been, and still is, being widely derided as short-sighted and squandering.

Regardless, what’s being heralded as a misadventure by the vast majority of experts, he will apparently continue to hold the title until the WWE’s India Tour gets underway this December—the 8th and 9th in Delhi, to be specific.

Mahal is expected to hold the WWE Championship until then and would drop the title no sooner than the Royal Rumble PPV early next year. Well, until then, the WWE has to come up with a slew of worthy contenders for the Maharajah to defend his title against.

Worry not, WWE Universe! Yours truly has come up with the most Phenomenal lineup of foes who’ll make for great sports-entertainment opposite our Indo-Canadian Champ until Rumble. Here goes—

#5 AJ Styles

Much to the dismay of his fans, AJ Styles recently dropped the United States Championship to the self-confessed destroyer of keyboard warriors, Baron Corbin, at Hell In A Cell. "The Phenomenal One" vs "The Lone Wolf" doesn’t quite seem like an intriguing feud right now, does it?

Enter Jinder Mahal! The WWE Champion, quite frankly, seems lost in the mid-card as of late, which was indeed alarmingly apparent at HIAC a few days back. Styles can make any feud delightful, every match sui generis and present each opponent as a wrestling maestro.

Styles’ ring IQ is unmatched, and given his electrifying promos, served with a side of crackerjack, highly dexterous wrestling skills, he is the perfect opponent to feud with Mahal for a good part until the Rumble. 

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