5 Smackdown Superstars who would be a better champion than Jinder Mahal
I think most people can agree that, for one reason or another, Jinder Mahal has been a weak WWE champion.
Elevated beyond a position for which he was ready, the spotlight of the main event has exposed Mahal's weaknesses manifold, while the booking that has surrounded him has reinforced that fragility, providing the audiences with unmemorable feuds with skilled and veteran performers that have actually damaged the credibility of the people involved.
While it doesn't look like Mahal will be dethroned for some time, let's take a look at 5 wrestlers on Smackdown that could replace him and provide us a better example of what we expect from a WWE champion.
#5 Bobby Roode
Bobby Roode's current run on Smackdown may seem a little stalled at the moment, but there's no denying his pedigree, as both a performer in TNA for years, and his run as a loathsome heel on WWE's developmental brand NXT.
Roode is a safe bet for the kind of easily hateable persona that Jinder Mahal is unable to manufacture, while also being a good hand in the ring.