AJ Styles to challenge WWE Champion Jinder Mahal tonight on SmackDown LIVE
AJ Styles will challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship tonight on SmackDown LIVE from Manchester, England, just a few time ago that has major Survivor Series implications. SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon made the announcement on Twitter Thursday afternoon, as a result of Mahal’s ferocious attack on Styles this last Tuesday.
AJ Styles will challenge Jinder Mahal
The breathtaking moment has made it clear for several weeks that Mahal and the WWE Title are in his sights, but The Modern Day Maharaja stated his presentation that there is no worthy competition on SmackDown LIVE. Mahal has instead been laser-focused on his upcoming Champion vs. Champion bout with Raw’s Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. That slight has not sat well with Styles, who has physically gone after the WWE Champion on several occasions.
Mahal has been set on proving that he is the “Beastmaster” and the top champion in all of WWE, but his Survivor Series showdown with The Beast could be in danger if Styles defenestrate him. In response to the announcement of this match, McMahon said something on social media:
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) November 2, 2017
Mahal, on the other hand, is not thrilled about the match, but promises he will be leaving England as champion:
— WWE (@WWE) November 2, 2017