WWE Releases Jinder Mahal, Xia Li, And More In First Wave Of Firings During "Triple H Era"

WWE Releases Jinder Mahal, Xia Li, And More In First Wave Of Firings During "Triple H Era" WWE Releases Jinder Mahal, Xia Li, And More In First Wave Of Firings During "Triple H Era"

The first wave of talent releases in the "Triple H Era" took place this week, and among them are former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and the company's first female Chinese Superstar, Xia Li. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Apr 21, 2024 04:04 AM EST
Filed Under: WWE

When Vince McMahon was calling the shots in WWE, it was common for mass releases to take place every several months. Those would often leave fans scratching their heads (who can forget Bray Wyatt being fired?), and this Friday saw five wrestlers let go in what's become known as the "Triple H Era." 

Former WWE Champion Jindr Mahal, Indus Sher (Veer and Sanga), Xia Li, and Xyon Quinn have all been released. It's unclear whether they were culled from the company's stacked roster or, having not been used that often, they wanted their freedom. 

They all have 90-day compete clauses, so it will be a while before we hear from them or see these former WWE Superstars appear in another promotion 

It's been a strange year for Mahal. He clashed with The Rock when he returned to WWE, had a seemingly random World Heavyweight Championship match with Seth Rollins, and then feuded with AEW President Tony Khan on X. Despite all of that, WWE clearly no longer sees value in the Modern Day Maharaja and repeated attempts to put the spotlight on him and Indus Sher haven't connected with fans.

He was last seen on television during the April 5 SmackDown when he competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

As for Li, she's also been used sporadically on the main roster and wasn't really someone fans got a chance to get invested in. She last competed on the April 15 episode of Main Event and was defeated by Natalya. 

As for Quinn, he was called up to the main roster last year, but was never really booked in a significant role. In fact, his most memorable appearance was a six-second loss to Bron Breakker on the March 1 edition of SmackDown

Veer and Sanga signed with WWE in 2018 and made their respective NXT debuts in 2020. They'd later become Mahal's henchmen, but repeated attempts to do something with them largely fell flat. They too were last seen in this month's Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

Veer, whose real name is Rinku Singh Rajput, is a former professional baseball player and one of the subjects of Disney's 2014 movie Million Dollar Arm.

We wish each of these wrestlers all the best moving forward. Should they find success elsewhere, there's always a chance they'll return to WWE with renewed purpose, similar to Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre. 

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marvel72
marvel72 - 4/21/2024, 11:45 AM
More for AEW if Tony Khan wants them, he may hold off.
DevilsDreams
DevilsDreams - 4/22/2024, 4:14 AM
@marvel72 - Tony already has an overly stacked roster that he doesn't seem able to utilise..
marvel72
marvel72 - 4/22/2024, 1:50 PM
@DevilsDreams - Yeah I agree, I think he could let a few go, some we don't see on TV at all.

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