Jinder Mahal to defend WWE Championship against AJ Styles
UPI News Service, 11/03/2017
Commissioner Shane McMahon announced on Twitter Thursday that WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will be defending his title against AJ Styles Tuesday on Smackdown Live.
"Due to @JinderMahal vicious attack on @AJStylesOrg, he will defend the #WWEChampionship against AJ this Tues. in Manchester, UK on #SDLive," the Smackdown boss wrote while also mentioning how WWE will be overseas for a European tour.
Mahal has been feuding with Styles recently on Smackdown Live as The Phenomenal One has defeated both his henchmen, The Singh Brothers, in singles competition.
The Modern Day Maharaja took matters into his own hands on Tuesday, viciously attacking Styles and delivering two Khallas to his rival after he had defeated Samir Singh.
The winner between Mahal and Styles will determine who will face Raw's Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a Champion vs. Champion match at Survivor Series on Nov. 19. Mahal was the first to challenge The Beast to a match at Survivor Series which will feature Raw and Smackdown Superstars battling each other for brand supremacy.
Mahal discussed his match with Styles on WWE's Instagram page Thursday where he noted how McMahon should want him to represent Smackdown as their champion at Survivor Series.
"I will use AJ Styles as a stepping stone and then I will march into Survivor Series and conquer The Beast for I am the beast master!" Mahal said.
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