Former WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal, returned to WWE at the January 22 Superstar Spectacle tapings noting that he was fit, healthy and ready to compete.
On June 5, 2020, ‘The Modern Day Maharaja’ bowed out of the company in order to undergo knee surgery – only months after returning – however, the procedure wasn’t as simple as many thought and caused further damage to his knee which needed correcting.
Following months of updates by the talent, he finally made his triumphant return to company during the January 22 WWE Superstar Spectacular tapings in which the company looked to crown the inaugural WWE Indian Champion in an 8-Man Tournament. The idea for the concept is to roll it into the much talked about NXT India.
During the tapings, Mahal appeared in front of the virtual audience at the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center to announce that he had recovered and was ready to compete for the brand and his country. It was then announced that he would team with The Bollywood Boyz to face WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Indus Sher.
The last time we saw Jinder Mahal compete in the squared circle was on May 22 when he defeated Akira Tozawa on Main Event following an undefeated streak which included him toppling Ricochet and Denzel Dejournette in television.