Let’s take a look at the top 20 news stories of the day from the world of WWE (Backlash 2017, Money In The Bank 2017, Jinder Mahal) & Professional Wrestling:
20. History Made At Backlash 2017, Jinder Mahal To Defend The WWE Title In India?
In the main event of Backlash 2017, “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal made history by becoming the first ever Indian origin WWE Champion when he defeated the 13 time World Champion “The Viper” Randy Orton.
During a backstage interview, Jinder Mahal noted that he’s looking forward to defending the WWE Championship in India. This has began speculation regarding WWE doing a tour of India soon. You can check out his interview in Hindi (Indian Language) where he looks more like a babyface below:
Below is Jinder’s short English interview:
Below are the results from Backlash 2017:
– Kickoff Show Match: Tye Dillinger def. Aiden English
– Shinsuke Nakamura def. Dolph Ziggler
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) def. Breezango to retain the Titles.
– Sami Zayn def. Baron Corbin
– The Welcoming Committee (Natalya, Carmella and Tamina Snuka) def. SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch
– United States Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) def. AJ Styles via Count-Out to retain the Title.
– Luke Harper def. Erick Rowan
– WWE Championship Match: Jinder Mahal def. Randy Orton (c) to win the Title.