This year has been the year of surprises with the WWE Championship changes as Bray Wyatt shocked the world by winning the gold at Elimination Chamber, but lost it in 2 months. Then Randy Orton would suffer the most shocking defeat of his career when he lost to Jinder Mahal at Backlash which allowed Jinder to become WWE Champion. This is something that WWE hasn't done in many years and in some cases it left fans both angry and puzzled at the same time.
At first I thought it was a pleasant surprise to see Jinder become WWE Champion and I was one the people complaining more about the booking then the fact that he won. I didn't mind the idea of Jinder being champion as long as once he dropped the belt he would remain in the Main Event scene and just fall back down like Sheamus. His current feud with AJ Styles is now the real test for Jinder as a top guy, because AJ is good enough to work with anyone.
I wouldn't mind Jinder maybe getting a tag win over AJ at this point just to give him a win to brag about in the build to a singles match. However, I think at this point it might be time to decide when Jinder's run should come to a close. At this point Smackdown does have the last PPV of 2017 for the WWE so it would be possible to see AJ end 2017 with the WWE title or maybe hold the switch off until Royal Rumble. Overall I think if Jinder did loose the title to AJ that it wouldn't hurt Jinder and it might actually help him as I think dropping the gold before fans resent him should be on WWE's mind as Mania approaches. This is why I don't think losing now would really "Hinder" Jinder.
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