5 Reasons Jinder Mahal Should Remain WWE Champion Until SummerSlam

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2. Inspires Hope For Others

The night Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship at Backlash, reactions came in swiftly from every direction. Former champions, fans who supported the decision, those who hated it – everyone.

Everyone, including current WWE superstars. that is. On Talking Smack immediately following Backlash, Sami Zayn was quick to point out that if Jinder could win the WWE Title, then he could as well. Others, like Tye Dillinger and Tyler Breeze, also voiced their optimism about future accolades. (Something about the Canadians on the roster, watching their fellow countryman win the big one, that lit a fire under them.)

If Jinder were to lose the championship so soon after winning it, it may indicate that his victory was nothing more than a fluke. And if this big, huge, momentous occasion was revealed to be just an outlier, what would that do to the confidence of these other midcard superstars?

To really tie into the whole inspiration to others that, intentional or not, followed Mahal’s title win, he needs to successfully defend it at least once, if not more. Sure, he’s got the Singh Brothers to run interference for him and help out, but the fact remains – Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship in the middle of the ring.

If Jinder Mahal could come back from losing to El Torito to become world champion, then surely Tye Dillinger could bounce back from being a nobody in ECW ten years ago. Tyler Breeze could parlay his undercover work into a world title reign. And Sami Zayn could definitely prove he can finally win the big one.