Jinder Mahal Wins The Coveted WWE Championship At Backlash 2017

Backlash 2017 was a very unique event that rewarded the biggest underdog in recent WWE memory. Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship in the main event against Randy Orton. This is one of the biggest surprises that the company has done recently.

Mahal had been a jobber ever since he came back to the WWE last year. However, Vince McMahon was impressed with Mahal's work ethic (ahem body change) and gave him a main event spot. Nobody expected him to win the WWE Title against Randy Orton, but he did just that.

Granted, his victory was not too clean. Orton had to fight off The Singh Brothers during the match. Sadly, the match itself was kind of boring but it's cool to see WWE giving a new guy a push. The company had been pushing the same guys for many years now, so it's always a breath of fresh air to see someone new.

Another big surprise was Sami Zayn winning over Baron Corbin. My predictions were off as I thought Corbin would have won. I guess WWE felt sorry for Zayn as he had been on a losing streak. It's about time he starts winning again.

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There wasn't much else to say about the rest of Backlash 2017. Kevin Owens defended the US Title against AJ Styles in a decent effort. However, the ending was a bit cheap as Kevin Owens won by countout. Predictably, The Usos beat Breezango and Shinsuke Nakamura beat Dolph Ziggler in good matches.

Natalya, Carmella, and Tamina defeated Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Becky Lynch. Natalya won by submission by putting the sharpshooter on Becky Lynch. Luke Harper defeated Erick Rowan in a random match that nobody really cared about while Tye Dillinger beat Aiden English on the pre-show.

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