We know now who will be the challenger for Jinder Mahal’s WWE Title.
As seen at Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event in Detroit, Michigan at the Little Caesars Arena on the WWE Network, Jinder Mahal successfully retained the WWE Title over Shinsuke Nakamura.
There are rumors that AJ Styles is being considered as the next challenger for Mahal’s title. WWE will likely book the title match at the Clash of Champions PPV. There is a good reason that WWE is waiting until December to book this match.
The Clash Of Champions pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. This will be an exclusive SmackDown Live brand event.
The rumored main event for WWE Survivor Series will see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Shane McMahon and Styles in a tag team match. Keep in mind that plans change all the time in WWE. Zayn helped Owens defeat McMahon at this past Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV event.
The Survivor Series pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, November 19, 2017, in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.
Mahal’s first stint with WWE was from 2010 - 2014 where he was used as a lower card talent or an enhancement talent. To say that one day in the future he would be the face of the sports entertainment company by being the WWE Champion would have been something that no one could have thought about. In his first stint, Mahal had a short-lived alliance with his storyline brother-in-law, The Great Khali.
Mahal was then mostly utilized as enhancement talent and would form 3MB, a trio who had rock star personas, with fellow lower card wrestlers, Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre. After being released from WWE in the summer of 2014, he returned to the promotion two years later. Fans picked up on Mahal improving his body condition.
This led to him receiving a big push by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. He picked up a win over Randy Orton at Backlash in May 2017 for the WWE Championship, which made him the 50th WWE Champion and the first wrestler of Indian descent to win the title. WWE fans are not as high on him as Vince McMahon is, as seen below:
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