It came as a shock with the title win of AJ Styles !
By defeating Jinder Mahal and becoming a two-time WWE Champion, AJ Styles shocked the WWE Universe, against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, ‘The Phenomenal One’ also earned himself a match. Lesnar may not have known this was going to happen beforehand, as new reports from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggests.
With Vince McMahon pulling the plug on the Jinder Mahal vs Brock Lesnar match by putting the WWE title on AJ Styles instead, is what were the lasat week plans for Survivor Series were drastically changed.
The proposed Rusev vs Styles match to qualify for the SmackDown LIVE men;s Traditional Survivor Series team was cancelled, with Shane McMahon incredibly announcing ‘Free Agent’ John Cena as a member of the team instead, on top of this.
To put the WWE title on AJ Styles was a fairly last-minute, with several people, including Styles and then champion Jinder Mahal, only finding out on the day of the taping what was about to happen, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has confirmed the decision.
This sudden title change may have been news to ‘The Beast Incarnate’ himself as all of his programmes are booked well in advance with Jinder Mahal being the plan all along as far as he was concerned as the restling Observer Newsletter goes on to suggest. It’s likely Lesnar would have found our after the title change happened is what the report suggests.
Although many in the WWE Universe fear that it will be a squash match in Lesnar’s favor, given how easily he dispatched Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns, as AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar will go on to have a ‘dream’ match at Survivor Series.
There’s every chance it could steal the show at the upcoming pay-per-view, if Styles and Lesnar are booked to put on a good wrestling match with it not just being a one-sided affair.