Jinder Mahal’s WWE Backlash Win Gets Praise from WWE Superstars


Jinder Mahal not only received praise from the fans, but a positive reaction from the WWE Superstars.

To close the WWE Backlash pay-per-view, Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship. He defeated Randy Orton, claiming the title in front of over 10,000 wild fans at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.

The title win was Mahal’s first in WWE. He had opportunities before, including going for the NXT Championship in NXT’s infancy. However, he never got the successful pinfall to officially own gold.

The moment was a historic one for the Maharaja and the WWE. They put the belt on someone who no one would have thought stood a chance just one month ago, changing the perception of him in the process. It led to an overwhelming reaction from fans on social media, along with praise from WWE Superstars on Raw and SmackDown Live. What did they have to say?

James Ellsworth earned himself an opportunity last fall, going from unsigned enhancement talent to WWE Superstar. So he knows a thing or two about this:

Dana Brooke praised Mahal for being a hard-working man:

Sheamus was with Mahal on Raw for the first nine months of the brand split. What did he have to say?

It looks like Mahal shared a car with Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. So whoever drives them next, expect to become WWE Champion:

The reactions continued to pour in from everyone on social media, as it was a raucous occasion on Sunday night. It led to Mahal as the WWE Champion and one of the new faces of SmackDown Live.

Tuesday night should be an intriguing one for the fallout. How will everyone react to the former 3MB member with the belt? Will he hold it for long?

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The immediate future of SmackDown lies within Mahal. Will he make the most of his opportunity?