Jinder Mahal Becomes WWE Champion At Backlash, Comments On Win (Video Included)

Jinder Mahal is forever in the record books as WWE Champion.

One month after being used as an enhancement talent, Mahal defeated Randy Orton to become WWE Champion. You can see an excerpt from our live coverage and discussion below.

The Singhs get killed by Randy before Jinder sends him shoulder first into the ring post repeatedly, then Randy hits an RKO, but the Singhs pull Jinder out of the ring. Randy hits them with a double draping DDT before Jinder attacks Randy from behind and hits the Khallas for the pin and the win.

Winner: Jinder Mahal via pinfall

"I just want to tell the WWE Universe, I told you so," said Mahal. "I've been saying that (I'll) become WWE Champion. It feels good. I plan on being WWE Champion for a long time, so they better get used to it."

Jinder Mahal's reign is his first, as Randy Orton's ends at 50 days.  

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