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10 Candidates For WWE's Bizarre Post-WrestleMania 36 Push

Who is the 2020 Jinder Mahal?

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It's that time again.

Every year, WWE, despite boasting a truly excellent talent roster, banishes much of the elite to Enfield, London and pushes heavily a goose-sh*t greenhorn on RAW because their thighs are incredibly long. In the WWE system, NXT UK's Tyler Bate is not too dissimilar to a children's bike in Halfords. He lives in an industrial estate, he's barely used, and people patronise him constantly when he is by telling him that he's a big strong boy. That's "not the way" a man of his outrageous talent should be positioned, but to quote his boss when he's explaining away the dementia of his boss, "it is what it is".

This...strategy is emphasised big in the immediate post-WrestleMania season, a time of heightened interest WWE squanders, inexplicably, by pushing the limited, the hopeless and the inexperienced in place of the incredible talent that, suspiciously, managed to get themselves over literally everywhere else they worked.

Darren Young was made great again. The Shining Stars scammed their way into our hearts. Jinder Mahal won the WWE World Title. Years and years and years after he was last relevant, Dolph Ziggler competed for the same prize on two successive pay-per-views.

Things get weird in the middle of April, and since things are already very, very weird...

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