Jinder Mahal faced Triple H at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Dehli on Saturday night, the first match between the two stars. Despite having home advantage in this one, The Modern Day Maharajah lost to The Game, though the two men shared nothing but respect for the other.
After Triple H's victory, he proclaimed that "India is in good hands with Jinder Mahal." The Modern Day Maharajah then went to Instagram and offered this major praise for The Cerebral Assassin.
It was a great show of sportsmanship from both wrestlers, who put on quite the performance in India. Following the match, Triple H, Mahal, and the Singh Brothers did the Bhangra dance in the middle of the ring:
Mahal received an unexpected push as WWE Champion after defeating Randy Orton at Backlash. The WWE had hoped that Mahal's title reign would help grow and promote the industry in a huge India market, though he lost his title to AJ Styles last month and has failed to regain it numerous times.
Considering how hard Triple H and Vince McMahon worked at trying to push Mahal, it made great sense to have a match between these two. The match seemed to please and entertain the fans, so it's safe to guess Mahal is indeed helping grow the market there.
That wraps up the WWE's successful trip overseas. On Friday, the superstars traveled to Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium in Abu Dhabi—which saw a handful of high-end matches. This included Alexa Bliss retaining her Raw Women's Championship over Sasha Banks, and Roman Reigns beating Triple H to remain Intercontinental Champion.
Other matches in New Delhi saw Finn Balor defeat Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss defeating Sasha Banks again and The Shield defeating Samoa Joe and The Bar. The superstars now head home for this week's televised events, with Night of Champions set next Sunday.