Jinder Mahal's Brief Farewell to Drew McIntyre Following WWE Exit

McIntyre's journey from release to WWE champion unfolds.

by Noman Rasool
Jinder Mahal's Brief Farewell to Drew McIntyre Following WWE Exit
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In a succinct social media exchange that resonated deeply with fans, Jinder Mahal, the celebrated "Modern Day Maharaja," bid a poignant farewell to Drew McIntyre following his recent release from WWE. With just two words, "Comeback Kingz 👑," Mahal not only acknowledged their shared resilience but also hinted at the enduring spirit that has characterized their careers.

The backdrop to this exchange is steeped in the dramatic shifts of professional wrestling's landscape, particularly within the prestigious rings of WWE. Both Mahal and McIntyre were integral members of the 3MB stable alongside Heath Slater during the years 2012 to 2014—a period where they often played the underdogs, enhancing the profiles of other wrestling talents.

Mahal's journey took a pivotal turn in 2014 when he was released from WWE, prompting him to refine his skills across various wrestling promotions. His return to WWE in 2016 marked the beginning of a meteoric rise, culminating in a WWE Championship win against Randy Orton at Backlash 2017.

Mahal's reign as champion was notable, lasting the better part of that year and firmly establishing him as a main event contender.

McIntyre's Resurgent Rise

Similarly, McIntyre's trajectory mirrored that of a phoenix rising.

After his 2014 release, he returned to WWE in 2017 with a newfound fervor. By 2020, he had captured the audience's imagination and clinched the Men’s Royal Rumble Match. His victory over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36 for the WWE Championship solidified his top-tier status within the company.

Recent developments saw McIntyre continuing to shine at the pinnacle of wrestling glory. At WrestleMania XL, he captured the World Heavyweight Championship from Seth Rollins. However, his triumph was short-lived as a swift altercation with CM Punk led to Damian Priest cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase, seizing the title from McIntyre in a dramatic twist.

As fans speculate on what the future holds for Jinder Mahal following his departure, his brief but impactful message to McIntyre underscores a mutual respect and the shared resilience that defines their storied careers in WWE.

This bond, highlighted through their minimal yet profound interaction, not only stirs nostalgia among fans but also sparks curiosity about their next moves in the ever-evolving saga of professional wrestling.

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