Fans in attendance at the Smackdown Live taping were able to witness history on Tuesday in Manchester, England.
Eventually, that turned into a near-certainty to most that Mahal would still be champion when WWE toured India.
As we reported last week when this match was announced, there was speculation that the hype for Brock Lesnar vs Jinder Mahal was not good for this month's Survivor Series.
At tonight's Smackdown taping in Manchester, AJ Styles was able to defeat Jinder Mahal to capture the WWE Championship for the second time. The assumption is that Mahal is out and Styles will be the one to face Brock Lesnar.
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She posted a photo of herself in a bikini, proudly showcasing her blossoming baby bump. "Round 2." she wrote in her caption. You wouldn't know she's nearly seven months pregnant". "That's what I look like now".
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Survivor Series event, which will be held on November 19 in Houston, Texas at Toyota Center.
The title change is the first for the WWE championship since Mahal beat Randy Orton for the strap on May 21.
Find out how it all went down and how it affects the battle for brand supremacy at Survivor Series by tuning into SmackDown LIVE tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network. He had been a relatively successful champion, defending the title among the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton in the time that he was champion.
Inoki vacated the championship a week later and Backlund regained it. Instead, they view Backlund's two reigns as one interrupted run as champion.