Watch AJ Styles stun Jinder Mahal to win the WWE Championship

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Watch AJ Styles stun Jinder Mahal to win the WWE Championship
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09 November, 2017

Previously, Styles held the WWE Championship for 140 days until losing it to John Cena in January at the Royal Rumble.

The change comes just over a week removed from the Survivor Series PPV, and has immediate ramifications. This was billed as a champion vs. champion match.

It seems as if WWE is finally listening to the fans and is giving them what they want. AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal in the main event of the taping, becoming a two-time WWE Champion in the process. However, now that AJ Styles not only replaced Mahal as WWE Champion but as Lesnar's Survivor Series opponent, WWE doesn't need Cena to bolster the match. It's the classic David vs. Goliath scenario.

Though he was originally scheduled to referee a match at the show, John Cena will instead be wrestling at Survivor Series. Shorn of the belt, Mahal will no longer compete against WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at the event, with the new incumbent taking his place.

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One superstar is not happy to hear John Cena's role at Survivor Series.

"Aiden English welcomed Rusev with a rousing rendition of the "Rusev Day" song as The Bulgarian Brute prepared to take on Randy Orton where a victory against The Viper would make The Super Athlete the fifth and final member of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series".

The following contains major spoilers for the November 7 episode of Smackdown Live.


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