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5 WWE Superstars who benefitted from another wrestler's backstage issues

  • These WWE Superstars' careers soared to new heights in the most shocking of ways.
Thomas Lowson
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Modified 05 Apr 2019, 13:24 IST

#4: Jinder hinders himself

After a shocking title reign, Mahal lost the WWE Championship to AJ Styles.
After a shocking title reign, Mahal lost the WWE Championship to AJ Styles.

In one of the most unpredictable title changes of all time, Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton to capture the WWE Championship at Backlash 2017.

Not only was this switch shocking as it the Viper had won the gold weeks ago at WrestleMania, but no-one expected the former jobber, who had been released three years ago, to win.

However, the reign, in many fans eyes' fell flat, as the WWE Universe simply weren't interested in seeing the former 3MB star as champion.

As plans circulated on what the company would do next, Mahal essentially ended his own reign, after making comments on the English skills of Shinsuke Nakamura, playing off Japanese stereotypes.

Seen by many as offensive, Mahal quickly lost the title to AJ Styles in November, who would hold the title for over a year.

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Published 05 Apr 2019, 13:24 IST
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