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WWE sets up Jinder Mahal vs. Triple H for house show in India

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While Jinder Mahal may not be WWE Champion when the company heads to India next month, he already has at least one high-profile match set for the tour.

WWE set up Mahal vs. Triple H for their December 9th house show on Twitter last night. Triple H first put out a video saying that he's been asked repeatedly if he's going to step back into the ring on the tour and challenged Mahal to the "biggest match in India's history" if the fans want it bad enough. Mahal then replied in a promo where he accepted the challenge.

WWE will be in New Delhi, India for house shows at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on December 8th and 9th. Before losing the WWE title, Mahal was supposed to defend the championship against Kevin Owens at the shows. Whether Owens will still be on the tour (and who Mahal will be facing on the 8th if he isn't) hasn't been announced yet.

Mahal, the Singh Brothers, and Owens had been scheduled to be the only SmackDown representation on what are otherwise Raw house shows. Mahal would have been positioned as a complete babyface against Owens in India. Now that he's facing Triple H on the 9th, it seems more likely that both will end up getting cheered.

After losing the title to AJ Styles in Manchester, England last Tuesday, Mahal will inevitably get a rematch at some point. The next SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view will be Clash of Champions on December 17th.