In the latest episodes of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown, WWE has gone to split several of its tag teams, some recently born and others a little longer. After seeing Rhea Ripley attack her former tag team partner Liv Morgan and after seeing MVP hitting Bobby Lashley in the back, then teaming up with Omos, this night at Friday Night Smackdown it seems to have been the start of a split that will bring two athletes of Asian origins, to take a solo path on the company's main roster.
We are talking about Shanky and Jinder Mahal, who have been running in teams for months now, with the two who had already lost Veer Mahaan several weeks ago, when the Indian athlete had disappeared from the screens, only to reappear after weeks of waiting, on the ring by Raw, presented as a monster heel by the McMahon-owned company, which gives away squash matches every week for their Indian war face paint athlete.
After weeks of Mahal and Shanky trying to chase Ricochet's Intercontinental Championship title dreams, this Friday came yet another showdown, with both the Smackdown secondary champion and the two WWE Indian-born athletes, arrived decisamene at loggerheads.
Shanky and Jinder Mahal split up
Already on the eve of the titled match, we understood how Shanky's mentor, Jinder Mahal, was not exactly happy with the opportunity given by the company to the young athlete, to be able to go to battle with Ricochet for the Intercontinental title, and post-match he made it clear that there is no longer any good blood between the two.
Ricochet obviously won the titled match, keeping it firmly at his sides, although Mahal also helped Shanky, with the post match that made it clear how much the Indian boy is now exasperated by Mahal. After hearing Jinder scream once again at the young ally, the latter would have said enough, leaving the ring in a bad way, with the reporters of the evening reporting "With him closed" in the headphones of the comment table.
Could this be the split WWE has been wanting to stage for a few weeks? We just have to wait for the next episodes of the blue show to better understand this situation too. Xavier Woods had the early advantage and got some big moves in before getting a near fall off a clothesline.
Butch unloaded on Woods before trying for the Fujiwara Arm Bar. Woods got out of the hold and countered a big suplex before Butch dropped him on the turnbuckles.