5. Jinder Mahal Steals The WWE Championship Belt
After WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated Eric Rowan in a No DQ match, #1 contender Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers attacked Orton. Mahal hit his Cobra Clutch Slam finisher on Orton and then stole the WWE Title belt.
Below is what WWE posted:
“After winning his match against Rowan, Orton got on the mic and promised The Eater of Worlds that the House of Horrors Match this Sunday will be Wyatt’s eternal hell. However, the WWE Champion was then interrupted by the No. 1 contender to his title, Jinder Mahal. The Maharaja emphatically stated that he would not put up with what he perceived as Orton’s disrespect toward him ahead of their match at WWE Backlash on May 21.
— WWE (@WWE) April 26, 2017
The two engaged in a war of words that saw The Singh Brothers, also known as The Bollywood Boyz, attack The Viper from behind. Mahal soon joined in, putting the exclamation point on the beatdown. The Maharaja then grabbed the WWE Championship and raised it above his head before leaving with it, sending the clear message that he was as serious of a threat to Orton’s title reign as anyone.”