Jinder Mahal

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Jinder Mahal
Born (1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 32)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jinder Mahal
Raj Singh
Tiger Raj Singh
Raj "The Future" Desi
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed fromPunjab, India
Trained byRick Titan
Bad News Allen
Gama Singh
Florida Championship Wrestling
Debut2003

Yuvraj "Raj" Dhesi (born July 9, 1986 in Calgary, Alberta) is an Indian-Canadian professional wrestler. He is currently working with the WWE for the Smackdown brand under the ring name Jinder Mahal, where he is the current WWE Champion. He has also worked under the ring name Tiger Raj Singh. During his time there, Mahal was known for being part of the stable 3MB along with Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre.

On June 12, 2014, Mahal was released from his WWE contract.[1] However, he returned in August of 2016 looking much stronger than when he left. At WrestleMania 33, he was the last person eliminated from the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royale which was won by Mojo Rawley. On the April 18, 2017 episode of SmackDown, he won a #1 contender's six-pack challenge for the WWE Championship and at Backlash, he won the title from Randy Orton. This made him the first wrestler with family from India to win the title.

Championships[change | change source]

  • Prairie Wrestling Alliance
    • PWA Heavyweight Championship (one time)[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, Teddy Long, Curt Hawkins and other WWE Superstars released". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tiger Raj Singh ready for WWE experience". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2011". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

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