– Originally Announced WWE Title Match Cancelled?
During Survivor Series 2017, it was noted that “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles would be defending the WWE Championship against “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal on tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live.
However, that doesn’t seem to be the case according to WWE’s preview for tonight’s SmackDown. Below is what WWE posted regarding Styles & Mahal:
Will AJ Styles cross paths with Jinder Mahal after tangling with The Beast?
“Although WWE Champion AJ Styles failed to conquer Universal Champion Brock Lesner at Survivor Series, he left WWE’s second-longest running pay-per-view looking phenomenal after a gutsy effort. Nevertheless, Styles may have no time to reflect on his hard-fought showdown against The Conqueror.
Last week, former titleholder Jinder Mahal made no bones about his intentions to come after the WWE Champion once Lesnar was done with him. Will Styles and the former titleholder cross paths tonight? And if they do, considering the beatdown that the Phenomenal One has already endured this week, will he be in any condition to repel an assault from The Modern Day Maharaja?”
Jinder Mahal also noted in a promo that the WWE Title rematch won’t be happening tonight as he mentions that he plans on becoming a two time WWE Champion “very soon”:
– AJ Styles Open To A Rematch With Brock Lesnar
Below is what WWE Champion AJ Styles posted on Twitter after his match with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar:
Tonight didn’t go my way… but since I came to @WWE, I’ve wanted to prove I’m the best and that I can hang with ANYONE.
So, if you ever want to go again Brock. Let’s do it. #SurvivorSeries
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) November 20, 2017
— World Wrestling News (@WWENewsMafia) November 20, 2017