Jinder Mahal

Jun 5, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Yuvraj Raj Dhesi
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 245 lbs.
Date of Birth: July 19, 1986
Born: Calgary, Alberta
Pro Debut: 2003
Trained by: Martial Arts Fitness, PMW & FCW Training.
Finishing Move: Khallas


– Mahal began his career in Canada, working as Raj ‘The Future’ Dhesi. He later teamed with his cousin, Gama Singh Jr as The Karachi Vice
– On March 4, 2005, Karachi Vice defeated Duke Durrango & Karnage to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles
– On December 16, 2005, Karachi Vice defeated Ravenous Randy & Pyro Pete Wilson to regain the Stampede International Tag Team Titles
– In 2008, Singh won the PWA Heavyweight Title
– In December 2009, Singh tried out for WWE’s development territory, FCW. He signed an official development deal early the next year
– On July 1, 2010, Singh debuted for FCW under the name ‘Jinder Mahal’
– On April 29, 2011, Mahal made his full WWE debut, appearing in a backstage segment with The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh
– On May 31, 2011, Mahal made his WWE in-ring debut, defeating Yoshi Tatsu on Smackdown
– In September 2012, Mahal joined Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre to form 3MB
– On June 12, 2014, Mahal was released by WWE
– On October 24, 2014, Mahal & Gama Singh Jr defeated Cougar Meat (Colin Cutler & Kyle Sebastian) to win the ASW Tag Team Titles
– On January 31, 2015, Mahal & Singh defeated Nick Price & Travis Sionys to retain the ASW Tag Team Titles
– In May 2015, Mahal began competing for Japan’s IGF promotion
– Mahal returned to WWE television on August 1, 2016, joining the Raw roster
– On April 11, 2017, Mahal was moved to Smackdown roster
– On only his second Smackdown appearance, Mahal defeated Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Mojo Rawley, Sami Zayn & Dolph Ziggler to become number one contender to the WWE World Title
– At Backlash ’17, Mahal defeated Randy Orton to win the WWE World Title
– At Money In The Bank ’17, Mahal defeated Orton to retain the WWE World Title
– At Battleground ’17, Mahal defeated Orton in a Punjabi Prison Match to retain the WWE World Title
– At Summerslam ’17, Mahal defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE World Title
– At Hell In A Cell ’17, Mahal again defeated Nakamura to retain the WWE World Title
– At WrestleMania 34, Mahal defeated Bobby Roode, Rusev & Randy Orton in a 4-Way Match to win the WWE United States Title
– Mahal was moved to Raw in the 2018 Superstar Shakeup
– Mahal was drafted back to Smackdown in the 2019 Superstar Shakeup
– In June 2019, Mahal suffered a knee injury that would keep him out for ‘at least nine months’
– Mahal briefly returned to action in April 2020, but would be forced to undergo further surgery to correct complications from the previous one
– Mahal returned on the Superstar Spectacle special event
– In May 2021, Mahal gained two new allies in Shanky and Veer
– Mahal and Shanky were moved to Smackdown in the 2021 Draft, leaving Veer on Raw

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