5 WWE mid-carders that can be better main eventers than Jinder Mahal
Jinder Mahal has been the WWE Champion for almost five months now.
That's longer than Kevin Owens held the WWE Universal Title. Longer than Bray Wyatt held the WWE Title. And one Title run more than Sami Zayn has managed in the entirety of his WWE career so far.
When Mahal upset the apple cart to win the Title from Randy Orton at Backlash earlier this year, people were legitimately stunned. After all, they'd only been acquainted with him as a part of the enhancement talent group 3MB up till then.
But here we are now. Five months on and still going strong.
Neither The Viper's best-laid plans nor the Artist's storming ascent could prise the WWE Championship away from Jinder Mahal.
And given that WWE's tour to India is just around the corner, we don't expect him to drop it anytime soon either.
But is Jinder Mahal deserving of the strong push he's getting? Has he done justice to WWE's decision of having him repeatedly defend his belt against the top-tier competition?
While most of us are just thankful for the refreshing change of having a new face at the top of the mountain - after a decade of just Cena and Orton - we'd still like to play Devil's advocate and pick out a handful of mid-card Superstars in the WWE today, who could do a better job as WWE Champion.
So here it goes.
#5 Sami Zayn
The Underdog from the Underground has just cast aside his goody-two-shoes persona to embrace the cold, hard reality in the WWE. Being a nice guy just doesn't sell. At least, not unless you're John Cena.
Aligning himself yet again with his former best friend Kevin Owens, it seems that Sami Zayn has finally realized that if he wants something in the WWE, he's got to take it.
Armed with a newfound edge and vigour, could this be the time for Sami Zayn to finally shine like the star he was meant to be?
A run with the WWE Championship wouldn't be a bad way to find out.