Jinder Mahal is a name to be reckoned with in the annals of elite wrestling today. The Indian-Canadian wrestler began his professional career with independent wrestling sponsorship before being signed by the WWE in 2010. Over the course of his career, he formed alliances with people like The Great Khali and as part of the wrestling triumvirate 3MB.
After a two year break from the WWE, he returned in better physical and fighting conditions. Since then he has only stood up to people like Randy Orton and defeated him in a backlash event to secure the WWE Championship title in May 2017. This made him the first Indian wrestler ever to win the title.
Jinder Mahal WWE Bio (Age)
Mahal was born on July 19, 1986, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as Yuvraj Singh Dhesi. As the son of a wrestling family, it is not surprising that he decided at a young age to follow the same path. Dhesi trained in the martial arts fitness center in his hometown of Calgary under the guidance of Ric Bognar, Allen Coage, and Gery Morrow. He then joined the Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA), where he won the PWA championship title from 2008 to January 2010.
In early 2010, the Canadian wrestler signed his first WWE contract with their developmental wrestling promotion, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). At FCW he appeared under the nickname, Jinder Mahal.
After FCW disbanded and was replaced by NXT, Mahal participated in the first edition of the Development Sponsor’s championship match, where he lost to Seth Rollins. Jinder Mahal then formed a three-man wrestling team with WWE main characters Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater. The group won in the run-up to the Survivor Series and on several other occasions a team like Co-Bro (Santino Marella and Zack Ryder).
On April 6, 2013, Jinder participated as the 27th participant in the Battle of André the Giant memorial battle royal. He was eliminated by Mark Henry. On June 12, 2014, the WWE contract of the wrestler was canceled.
He continued to fight in the independent wrestling promotion Reality of Wrestling (ROW). Mahal performed at their events such as the IPPV and the ROW Summer of Championships 2014. He also performed at the Puerto Rican Indie Promotion, World Wrestling Council, Japanese Indie Promotion – Inoki Genome Federation (IGF), and became the first runner-up in the Qatar Pro Wrestling Souq Waqif Championship tournament in April 2015.
Jinder Mahal returned to WWE on July 27, 2016, and a few days later fought former 3MB member Heath Slater in a scripted match in which he defeated Slater to win a new WWE contract.
Following his retirement by Mojo Rawley in the 2017 edition of André the Giant battle royal, he appeared on SmackDown Live after being drafted into the Superstar Shake-Up. Here he would lose to Rawley again, before finally defeating him in a six-pack challenge on 8 April along with other stars such as Dolph Zigler and Sami Zayn.
Mahal then began to get involved in Randy Orton’s fights with the help of the Singh Brothers. Once he attacked Orton and got away with his WWE world championship belt. On May 2, 2017, he was finally forced to return it by Shane McMahon. Finally, a week later, he won Randy Orton fair and square in a six-man day team game. Later that month, he defeated Randy again in a backlash event to take the WWE Championship title away from him, becoming the 50th recognized titleholder and the first Indian of Indian descent.
Jinder went on to successfully defend his title twice against Orton, first in a money-in-the-bank game and second in a game in Punjabi prison, which he won with a little help from The Great Khali. The Indian warrior also won title defense games against Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura. He would finally lose to AJ Styles on November 7, 2017.
In early 2018 Jinder started a scripted feud with Randy Orton and the United States champion Bobby Roode.
Jinder Mahal’s Wife
The wrestler’s career has been followed closely by his fans from India, Canada, and the entire WWE empire. However, no one has heard anything about his relationship status; whether he has a wife or a girlfriend. Either the wrestler hasn’t gotten around to it yet, or he’s really good at keeping his private life private.
His Salary and Net Worth
From 2018 Jinder Mahal will receive an annual salary of 900,000 US dollars. Since various figures have been given as the value of the man’s wealth, it can be assumed that the exact extent of his wealth is not known.
Height and Other Facts
1. Jinder stands at an intimidating height of 6 feet (1.98 m) and weighs about 235 pounds (108 kg).
2. Jinder is the nephew of WWF (now WWE) and stamped wrestling great, Gama Singh. Mahal fought alongside his cousin, Gama Singh’s son Gama Singh Jr., on several occasions at independent wrestling promotions.
3. During his absence from the WWE, Jinder revealed that he had reached rock bottom. As part of his process to revive his career, the wrestler stopped drinking and began to eat healthier food.
4. Jinder “Dhesi” Mahal is a polyglot. He is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, and English.
5. The wrestler has appeared as a playable character in the WWE video games WWE ’13, WWE 2K14, and WWE 2K18