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WWE Rumors: Jinder Mahal Getting Pushed Despite Giving Finn Balor A Concussion

By John Davidson
on Apr 13, 2017 08:31 PM EDT
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Jinder Mahal vs. Finn Balor
Jinder Mahal gave Finn Balor a concussion during their match on Monday Night Raw. (Photo : Heel By Nature/YouTube)

Finn Balor faced Jinder Mahal this past Monday night on Raw in a singles match with Balor possibly getting a concussion from a stiff elbow by Mahal. According to the latest WWE rumors, there might be no backstage heat on "The Maharajah" since he is set to get a push as a top midcard heel.

Mike Johnson of PW Insider reported that Finn Balor suffered a concussion after getting hit in the head by a stiff elbow from Jinder Mahal during their match on Raw. The WWE has not officially acknowledged the injury and there is no word on how long "The Demon" will be out of action.

The match against Jinder Mahal was Finn Balor's second match on television since returning from a shoulder injury. He returned last week in the post-WrestleMania 33 show wherein he teamed up with Seth Rollins to defeat Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.

Many fans have called into question the physique of Jinder Mahal and some even accused him of taking steroids. He has one of the most impressive physiques in the WWE today but he did not look like that when he returned to the company last year.

Despite giving a concussion to Finn Balor, the WWE will reportedly push Jinder Mahal as a top midcard heel on SmackDown Live after getting moved in the "Superstar Shake-Up", per Johny Payne of Sportskeeda. He has been involved in a couple of high-profile segments in the past several weeks.

Jinder Mahal recently lost to Mojo Rawley but he has got into a feud with NFL star tight end Rob Gronkowski. "Gronk" threw a beer on Mahal and "The Maharajah" called out the Patriots TE after the match. It should also be noted that Mahal was the runner-up to Rawley in the Fourth Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 wherein he was tackled by Gronkowski.

However, it should be noted that these are just WWE rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. There could be heat on Jinder Mahal, especially if Finn Balor misses time or if he gets popped by the WWE Wellness Policy.

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