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Former WWE Champion Returns On Raw

The Modern Day Maharaja roared back into action last night.

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Jinder Mahal is back, baby.

'The Modern Day Maharaja' and former WWE Champion returned from a lengthy injury absence during last night's Raw, defeating an overmatched Akira Tozawa in just a couple of minutes. A simple, straightforward squash saw Mahal batter the ex-205 Live throughout and throw him around ringside, eventually putting him away with the Khallas, seemingly kickstarting another push for the Indo-Canadian grappler.

Jinder had been missing from WWE programming since June 2019. Struck down by a serious knee injury, it was reported that he'd have to miss six-to-twelve months of action, though he was still sent to Raw as part of the 2019 WWE Draft in October.

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Last week brought news that Mahal had been cleared to return to action and he did so to little hype, with only a brief commentary introduction preceding the Tozawa match.

It'll be interesting to see where Mahal fits on Raw. That he's a former World Champion and has 3MB history with Drew McIntyre could lead to a spot as a fill-in opponent for the Scot, though not until Drew has dispensed with Seth Rollins, who he'll face at Money In The Bank 2020.

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