WWE Sends Raw Star Back To NXT, Gimmick Change Imminent?

Raw wrestler sent back to WWE NXT following house show comeback last month.

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Veer Mahaan is an NXT wrestler once more.

Following on from the Raw wrestler's return to the developmental house show circuit last month, Dave Meltzer reports in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE has, indeed, sent Mahaan back to NXT.

Veer is to reunite his old Indus Sher tag team with Sanga. Longer term, the goal will be to establish the duo as a powerhouse tandem on the main roster, which the promotion hasn't had since Authors of Pain or Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.

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Saturday 24 September saw Indus Sher reunite for the first time since January 2021, defeating NXT regulars Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward of Chase U at a house show. The duo hasn't worked another bout since then, though Hurricane Ian forced WWE to reschedule a couple of NXT live events scheduled for last weekend, limiting their opportunities.

Indus Sher's original run was short-lived. Competing as Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar under manager Malcolm Bivens, Mahaan and Sanga originally came together in April 2020, disappearing a few short weeks later. They then reunited for a one-off bout at Superstar Spectacle last January.

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Veer has been on the main roster since aligning with Jinder Mahal and Shanky in 2021. Sanga, meanwhile, is part of NXT's regular Tuesday cast.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.