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Figure Four Weekly 5/22/2017: Jinder Mahal is actually WWE Champion


Even after having over a month to prepare for the possibility, it's hard to believe that Jinder Mahal is actually WWE Champion.

Title wins like Mahal beating Randy Orton at Backlash aren't really supposed to happen in pro wrestling. When you have the ability to control wins and losses, challengers are theoretically built up over time and have enough credibility when they win a championship that the result is either obvious or hardly surprising.

But there was no logical ascent to the top of the card for Mahal. Aside from some small moments like being the person who was tackled by Rob Gronkowski during this year's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, there were no signs that any kind of a push was coming prior to him becoming number one contender.

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