Jinder Mahal

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Jinder Mahal
Born (1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 37)
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 weight222 lb (101 kg)
Billed fromPunjab, India
Trained byRick Titan
Bad News Allen
Gama Singh
Florida Championship Wrestling

Yuvraj "Raj" Dhesi (born July 19, 1986 in Calgary, Alberta) is an Indian-Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known for working with the WWE under the ring name Jinder Mahal. He is a former WWE Champion, United States Champion and two-time 24/7 Champion. He has also worked on the independent circuit under the ring name Tiger Raj Singh. During his first WWE run from 2010 to 2014, Mahal was known for being part of the stable 3MB (three-man-band) 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 Royal 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. On April 19, 2024, Mahal was released by WWE a second time.[2]

Dhesi is of Sikh descent.[3]

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  1. "Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, Teddy Long, Curt Hawkins and other WWE Superstars released". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. Mendoza, Jordan (2024-04-20). "Former champion Jinder Mahal leaves WWE, other stars surprisingly released on Friday". USA Today. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Tiger Raj Singh ready for WWE experience". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  4. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2011". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

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