WWE Raw: Jinder Mahal Makes WWE Return, Controversial Finish To United States Championship Match

Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal made his long-awaited return on Monday Night Raw this week when he took on Akira Tozawa. Mahal was able to mark his return in the best possible way by picking up the win following a thunderous Khallas.

Jinder Mahal was last seen on WWE TV in June 2019 when he was one of the stars looking to dethrone R-Truth to become 24/7 Champion. The Modern-Day Maharaja pinned R-Truth on the airport tarmac on the way to Saudi Arabia where WWE was presenting Super ShowDown before Truth then pinned Mahal on the plane a few hours later.

It was announced just days later that Mahal could be out of action for up to 12 months when he suffered a knee injury that required surgery. As part of the 2019 WWE Draft, Jinder Mahal was moved over to the Monday Night Raw brand.

At the beginning of the night, Apollo Crews was able to pin Andrade in a six-man tag team match which then sparked Zelina Vega to state that her client could defeat all three men in one-on-one competition, but in a six-man tag match, his partners didn’t have his back.

Crews then hinted that he wanted a Championship match before Vega handed it to him later in the night. The match was easily one of the highlights of the show but the end of the match saw Crews climb up to the top rope and come down awkwardly on his knee.

Referee Drake Younger then called for the bell and stated that Crews couldn’t continue so Andrade retained via forfeit. This injury is worrying for Apollo because he’s set to battle five other men in the Money in the Bank ladder match next Sunday night, a match that he could now be pulled out of, if this injury is as serious as it looked.