In a stunning turn of events, one of SmackDown LIVE’s newest threats, Jinder Mahal, earned the right to challenge WWE Champion Randy Orton at WWE Backlash.
Yes, one week after joining the blue brand as part of the Superstar Shake-up, Mahal overcame Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Mojo Rawley in an explosive WWE Championship No. 1 Contender’s Six-Pack Challenge – thanks in part to some surprising help from The Singh Brothers, also known as The Bollywood Boyz.
Now, as he prepares for his first title match in WWE, The Maharajah, who poses a very real threat to WWE’s Apex Predator, is no doubt hungry to prove his glory.
But will Orton be whole by the time the May 21 pay-per-view rolls around? There is no denying that Orton’s serpentine intensity has reached a new level since he captured his 13th World Title at WrestleMania, but The Viper must contend with Bray Wyatt in a House of Horrors showdown before he can square off with Mahal.
Prediction… this match was named for Backlash well in advance of Randy Orton facing Bray Wyatt at WWE Payback, leading many to see that match as a complete waste of time, while WWE Payback is still to happen, given this match is already announced, is it a safe bet to say we here at the Squared Circle have won that particular match prediction?
As for this match, again I have to go with Randy Orton, while Mahal has been on a tear away as of late I’m not seeing him getting passed Orton so for this prediction, the champion to retain