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Jinder Mahal joins WWE Raw, loses United States title


Jinder Mahal was the first wrestler to switch brands in this year's Superstar Shakeup.

Tonight's Raw opened with Mahal being revealed as the newest member of the show's roster. He argued with Kurt Angle about the perks he would get, with Angle immediately making him defend the United States Championship against Jeff Hardy. Hardy won the title after hitting a Swanton Bomb.

Mahal then declared that he would be getting his rematch at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia on April 27th.

Mahal moved from Raw to SmackDown in last year's Shakeup, becoming number one contender and going on to win the WWE Championship from Randy Orton. Mahal defending the US title against Orton had been scheduled for Backlash on May 6th.

The Intercontinental and United States titles swapped places last year as Dean Ambrose went to Raw and Kevin Owens joined SmackDown. Raw currently has both titles ahead of the Shakeup continuing on SmackDown tomorrow night.