Jim Ross Says Jinder vs Orton Main Event Has "A Solid Story Behind It"

Jim Ross is expecting a big match from Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton.

For the last three weeks, Jinder Mahal has been number one contender for Randy Orton's WWE World Championship. Mahal has been attacking Orton and even stole his championship belt with the assistance of The Singh Brothers. In a recent blog, Ross said he has enjoyed the build of Mahal since coming to Smackdown.

"Strong build continues for Jinder Mahal as he prepares to main event against Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Backlash. I am enjoying this build for multiple reasons not the least being that it is a new match with a solid story behind it. There is no reason that this match should not deliver in a big way when these two meet," wrote Ross.

On Tuesday's episode of Smackdown, Mahal pinned Orton in six-man tag team match. Ross said he enjoyed that and how both brands have been positioning their championships.

"The six man tag on SD Live delivered the way a show closing bout should and Mahal beating the champion in a tag match was timely and made sense. A good thing that I see in the current WWE Title business is that several talents are being vocal about their desire to be WWE Champion. That is a storyline that should be a fixture more weeks than not, on both RAW and SD Live.Why wouldn't everyone the roster want to be their brand's top champ?" wrote Ross.

In previous blogs, Ross has supported Mahal as number one contender and even speculated he could win the championship. Orton and Mahal will wrestle for the WWE World Championship at WWE Backlash on May 21st.

This blog, other blogs, and Ross' podcast The Ross Report can be found at JRsBarBQ.com.

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