Jinder Mahal just shocked the world by defeating Randy Orton at Backlash and becoming the WWE World Champion.
This occurred at the end of the May 21st event in Chicago, Illinois. Mahal faced Randy Orton in the main event, defeating him with the help of the Singh Brothers, who intervened and continuously protected Mahal from Randy Orton.
For several minutes after Mahal’s victory, the WWE broadcast cut to the shocked expression of those in the arena, who could not believe what they just saw.
When Jinder Mahal became the number one contender for the WWE World Championship, this was already a huge surprise, and the majority of WWE viewers thought the Backlash main event was about as far as Mahal would ever go. But instead, Mahal, who was performing as a jobber only about seven months ago, defeated one of the most popular WWE superstars of all time.
This is a significant story development that will have major implications on SmackDown Live going forward, though it remains to be seen how long Mahal will keep the title and whether Orton will immediately win it back.