Was WWE Champion Jinder Mahal wise to challenge Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a match at WWE Survivor Series?
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal promised a major announcement for Survivor Series and, boy, did he ever deliver.
Flanked by The Singh Brothers and fresh off a trip to his native India, The Modern Day Maharaja declared that he had defeated everyone worth defeating on SmackDown LIVE and had a new conquest in mind: Raw’s Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. The challenge sent shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe, with them all thinking about what it would be like if Raw and SmackDown LIVE’s top champions were to clash in an epic brand vs. brand showdown.
However, in the wake of the announcement, AJ Styles hit the scene with a different, ringing statement: Mahal had never beaten him. The two traded verbal barbs, which resulted in Mahal insulting The Phenomenal One and Styles dropping Mahal with a barrage of strikes and a pinpoint Pele Kick.
Furious with AJ’s treatment of him, Jinder stormed into Bryan’s office and volunteered Sunil Singh to challenge Styles to a match the following week on Team Blue, which Sunil tentatively accepted and Bryan immediately approved.