Reports are WWE doesn’t want talent leaving the company right now - or at any time in the next several years - and they’re offering lengthy, lucrative deals to prevent anyone from following Jon Moxley out the door.
The latest is apparently former WWE, United States and 24/7 champion Jinder Mahal. Pro Wrestling Sheet says multiple sources told them Mahal has signed a new five year contract to remain with WWE. This follows word that Mojo Rawley and Mike & Maria Kanellis recently re-upped with The ‘E.
Smart-ass headline aside, Mahal is most known for his lengthy WWE title run from 2017. After being cut from the company in June of 2014, Jinder quit drinking and got serious about diet and exercise. He returned to WWE in July of 2016. At first he was in the same undercard enhancement role he’d held prior to his release. But after WrestleMania 33, he was pushed as a main eventer, eventually becoming the first WWE champion of Indian descent. Jinder had the belt for a promotional tour of India in Oct. 2017, but dropped it to AJ Styles before the December house show in New Dehli. After a brief U.S. title reign around WrestleMania 34, Mahal has returned to serving as enhancement talent.
It looks like he’ll be with the company through 2024. Plenty of time for another resurgence!