– As we noted earlier on the site, Jinder Mahal defeated Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Sami Zayn and Mojo Rawley on this week’s SmackDown Live in a Six-Pack Challenge to become the new number one contender to the WWE Championship, which is currently being held by Randy Orton. He will challenge Orton for the WWE Championship at the upcoming Backlash PPV event on May 21st. It appears that the Bray Wyatt – Randy Orton match at WWE Payback will not be for the WWE Championship.
Mahal spoke with Renee Young and Shane McMahon on Tuesday’s edition of Talking Smack on the WWE Network. Mahal said that he is very confident about beating Orton for the championship. He said that Orton is a threat but he is younger, faster and in better shape than Orton. He ended his promo by saying that Orton should be very worried because he’s like a hungry shark that just got a taste of blood for the first time. He referred to himself as the new “American Dream” and a future WWE Champion.
– WWE has released this promo for the “House of Horrors” match between Wyatt and Orton at the WWE Payback pay-per-view from San Jose, California on April 30th.
— WWE (@WWE) April 19, 2017