Last time I opened the annals of the WWE's past we looked at the end of the Wyatt Family from 2017 when Randy Orton broke apart the family. However, one thing that was changed in the booking of the Wyatt's split we didn't see a title victory for Jinder and his ascension up the card. Now we shift gears to how the Modern Day Maharaja would fit into my WWE. Right now I think that at the time when Jinder actually won the title we will be keeping the belt on Randy Orton instead allowing his feud with Bray Wyatt to keep the championship.
At this point I still think that Jinder should be moved to Smackdown as a way to take the pressure off of him and give him the opportunity to refocus. To start he won't appear right away as I want to take sometime to repackage his gimmick and build up some anticipation. The vignette's would start slow adding more and more each week introducing his new gimmick and nickname of the "Modern Day Maharaja." The first week we will see Jinder acting different and it will end with "This the first you've seen from the new "Modern Day Maharaja." If we move forward about a month the Singh Brothers will appear in the second to last vignette and it will then set up Jinder's re-debut at Money in the Bank against Sin Cara.
Clearly, the biggest test for Jinder would be his first feud as his new persona still grows on the audience and I think Sami would be the best pick for his first feud. The reason I'd pick Sami for this is because he is really good at invoking sympathy from the crowd and is an even better underdog. They will mostly have a television feud to allow the feud to build off PPV as oppose to forcing it on big events before it's ready. The feud will blow-off at Hell in a Cell this way Jinder can win and it won't effect Sami too much considering he will still be turning heel in the main event.
In the weeks that follow we will see Jinder take credit for opening Zayn's eyes and accepting that Kevin Owens was right all along. In the course of boos Jinder will say "Now I will select another of your favorite stars to open their eyes and turn them against you." Enter Dolph Ziggler who was in a lackluster feud with Bobby Roode at this time, but now we will try and help multiple people. Jinder will form his connection with Dolph when the Singh Brothers portray Bobby Roode during an impression segment to run down the "Glorious One."
The following week Jinder will secure a victory over Bobby thanks to the numbers advantage & the following week was suppose to be a handicap match but instead Roode gets beaten down by the Singh's, Jinder, and Dolph on Smackdown. Leading into TLC we see Kalisto join the fight and even the odds a little bit and the match is set Jinder & Dolph vs Bobby Roode & Kalisto but with the Singh's still at ringside the heels win. This leads into the final Smackdown of 2017 and a Steel Cage match between the teams again this time though Roode & Kalisto finally get the win with the Singh's at bay.
Starting on the build to the Royal Rumble, Jinder gets serious and begins to get more aggressive and focus on himself. His partnership with Dolph Ziggler is still present, but not upfront as both men are focused on the Royal Rumble. Jinder is going into the match an underdog and one of the favorites to not really last that long in the match. We reach the Rumble and I will switch his number to 4 this way we can build a little story with the "Modern Day Maharaja." During his stay in the match Jinder will eliminate 5 people over the course of 20:12 minutes in the match with his biggest elimination being New Day except for Kofi who finds his way back in and eliminates Jinder.
Though twenty minutes doesn't seem like a lot it is a vast improvement for Jinder who normally would be in and out of the match relatively fast, but we are trying to change how fans see Jinder and this helps. The changing of his perception is also the reason for the slow build to a title victory as oppose to jumping right in like the WWE did at the time. This was the main problem with his title reign that he was still percieved to be a jobber or no name by most fans which made him being WWE Champion seem like a joke.
However, if you slowly move to that it could actually be something that makes Jinder an actual star for the company instead of flash in the pan. Find out next time though, because if I keep going this will be crazy long and don't worry it will be soon and not in a month.