Brock Lesnar is one of the biggest names in WWE and it seems he is quite influential. It has been alleged that WWE took the world championship off Jinder Mahal a few years ago because ‘The Beast Incarnate’ did not want to wrestle the star. The interesting backstage detail was recently revealed on this week’s Wrestling Observer Radio, where Dave Meltzer went on to discuss Mahal’s WWE title run. It was also noted that WWE canceled title change for Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar did not want to wrestle Jinder Mahal
The former 3MB member’s 170-day reign ended abruptly before the 2017 Survivor Series as AJ Styles beat him for the title on a SmackDown episode. ‘The Phenomenal One’ had replaced Mahal in the Champion vs. Champion match and went on to have a memorable outing with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.
“You know why they did that? Because Brock did not want to work with him [Jinder Mahal],” revealed Dave Meltzer.
WWE’s decision of taking the WWE title off Jinder Mahal did not sit well with many as the company was preparing for an India tour at the end of the year. ‘The Modern Day Maharaja’ had squared off against Triple H in a losing effort in India because WWE believed the 52-year-old legend was more over than Mahal.
“And then they go to India, and they have Triple H beat him. He loses in India to Triple H, and the big explanation is, well, Triple H is really over in India. It’s like, Triple H is 50 years old. My god!” Meltzer added.
Mahal and Shanky are currently together and continue to get featured on SmackDown. He hasn’t been featured in WWE title picture in recent history.