1. Big Title Change Coming In Two Weeks
It looks like WWE is finally pulling the plug on the Jinder Mahal experiment. At SummerSlam 2017, “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal will defend the WWE Championship against “The Artist” Shinsuke Nakamura in the co-main event of the show.
This will be Jinder’s first match at SummerSlam and it, unfortunately, could end up being quite possibly his final match at SummerSlam as well. There have been talks of Nakamura defeating Mahal clean at SummerSlam to become the new (and the 51st) WWE Champion. This comes after the news of WWE Network subscriptions in India not showing a strong increase even with Jinder as the WWE Champion (which is understandable as all the weekly shows and PPVs air for free on TV in India).
The reason why we said this could be Jinder’s last SummerSlam match is because there’s a strong possibility he goes back to his jobber status (or at least mid-card status this time) after losing the Title and this might result in him never being featured on a SummerSlam card ever again (just like the previous years when he was never a part of SummerSlam due to his position on the roster).
We’ll keep you updated regarding the WWE Title picture heading into SummerSlam 2017.