What's next for Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers?
We've all been intrigued in the recent transformation of Jinder Mahal, whether it be in bewilderment as to what has happened, or in admiration of someone who has transformed themselves and their character to new heights.
Since Jinder Mahal's shock WWE Championship win over Randy Orton back in May, and in the lead up to the match, Samir and Sunil -- The Singh Brothers -- have been instrumental in assisting Jinder to the top of the pack and maintaining his championship run.
With the Singh Brothers' help, Jinder has run roughshod over Smackdown Live, beating the likes of Randy Orton, Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura. They have both played huge parts in most of his title matches, with the exception of the Punjabi Prison match in which The Great Khali made a shock return and assisted Mahal with the win.
However this week on Smackdown Live, following recently crowned AJ Styles win over the Singh Brothers in a 2-on-1 Handicap match, Jinder Mahal turned on both Samir and Sunil, hitting both with vicious Khallas finishers.
This poses the big question: what now for Jinder Mahal? We know of his imminent title rematch against AJ Styles at Clash of Champions, however, without his two insurance policies does Jinder stand any chance? It seems odd for WWE to suddenly end the Singh Brothers involvement with Jinder Mahal, especially considering the amount of criticism Jinder has faced as champion and "going over clean" against Shinsuke Nakamura at Summerslam (an opponent many felt was deserving and due a major title win following his NXT call-up).
The only rationale most can put to the move to split the allegiance is for the Singh Brothers to go on to reform their tag team as demonstrated in the Cruiserweight Classic, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and 205 Live. Hopefully, we will see more of the Bollywood Boyz as the exposure and talent of both in-ring and on the mic was somewhat wasted when partnered with Mahal.
As for Mahal, WWE can only hope that the WWE Universe accepts Mahal as a main eventer on his own. Personally, I feel a mid-card US Title run would now be Mahal's best option with the main event scene set for a Styles vs Nakamura Wrestlemania dream match, hopefully equal to their encounter at Wrestle Kingdom 10.
WWE has already planted seeds for this match, with their confrontation at this year's Money In The Bank creating one of the loudest pops this era has seen.
We're sure WWE has a solid plan set for both Singh brothers and Jinder, especially with the India tour around the corner. It'll be interesting to see how it pans out over the next few months on television.