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SK Exclusive: Surprising Update on Jinder Mahal's WWE title reign

Billi Bhatti
49.29K   //    03 Aug 2017, 04:17 IST

The end of near for the Modern Day Maharaja.
The end is near for the Modern Day Maharaja.

What's the story?

As reported by The Dirty Sheets via our YouTube channel, the WWE is likely to end the reign of Jinder Mahal shortly. This comes after the company's quarterly report indicated that Jinder's title run has not increased business in India whatsoever.

You watch our "DS Breaking News" video, below.

In case you didn't know...

Jinder surprisingly won the WWE Championship at Backlash back in May. We correctly broke the news of the title change via our SK Exclusive story.

The heart of the matter

As things stand, the WWE is planning to take the WWE Championship off Jinder Mahal in the near future, based on the results of their quarterly reports.

This adds more weight to our previous story, where we reported that Lagardère Sports, the WWE's new international sponsorship sales agency, advised the company not to put too much focus on the Indian market deeming it to be very poor in terms of "spend per head," with limited money making potential.

You can read the previous story here: Jinder Mahal's WWE title reign likely to end soon

The WWE was also said to be disappointed with their network subscribers. The company recently opted to cut costs in order to raise profit margins. This includes getting rid of pyro, reducing travel costs and cancelling popular WWE Network shows.

What's next?

The company's next PPV will be SummerSlam, which will emanate from Brooklyn, New York, for the third year in a row on August 20th.

Author's take

Many fans won't be too upset to see Jinder Mahal's run as WWE Champion come to an end, especially if he drops the belt to Nakamura — a major fan favourite.

However, fans have already expressed their displeasure at having several of their favourite network shows cancelled, especially the Edge and Christian Show.

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Billi Bhatti
In September 2015, Billi Bhatti launched The Dirty Sheets Podcast, with the goal to break and cover professional wrestling news, that people would actually care about — rather than developing a click-bait news site. The Dirty Sheets Podcast is available on iTunes. Billi was a participant on Big Brother UK in 2007. Prior to Big Brother, he worked as a personal trainer and commercial model, modelling for the likes of Telenor, Birkenstock, Ringspun and Animal. Billi appeared for IPW:UK Wrestling f
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