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The big news hitting the WWE Universe is the big title change this week.

It’s well known by now that AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal to win the WWE Championship on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena on the USA Network.

According to CageSide Seats, there's already plenty of speculation that Mahal could win the WWE Title back from Styles when WWE tours India.

For those who might not know, WWE is set to hold two live events at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India in December. WWE sent out the following on Styles winning the WWE Title:

With both the WWE Championship and the opportunity to clash with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series on the line, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and AJ Styles dazzled the rabid WWE Universe in Manchester by slugging it out for the title in one of the biggest main events in SmackDown LIVE history.

With a chance to become WWE Champion for the second time, The Phenomenal One was amped up, but Mahal was at the top of his game, occasionally manhandling Styles and viciously throwing AJ into the announcer’s table. Methodical in his approach, The Modern Day Maharaja attempted to wear down Styles, but the challenger phenomenally fired back with a stinging barrage of strikes and high-impact maneuvers. Styles’ offense would often come in spurts though, as Mahal was able to use his size and strength advantages time and again to regain control.

In the contest’s final moments, Styles’ appeared to be closing in on the title when he connected with a breathtaking springboard 450 splash onto the WWE Champion, but the sneaky Singh Brothers pulled Mahal out of the ring, and thus out of danger from being defeated. This prompted The Phenomenal One to pummel The Singhs on the outside, taking them out of the equation. However, it seemed the distraction would cost Styles, as it allowed The Modern Day Maharaja to counter a Phenomenal Forearm attempt into Khallas, yet AJ narrowly got his foot on the bottom rope to break up the count.

Mahal then horrifyingly attempted a Khallas from the top rope, hoping to end the battle once and for all. The ever-resilient Styles countered by stunning The Modern Day Maharaja and dropping him neck-first on the top rope, giving himself the opening to soar into the skies and connect with The Phenomenal Forearm for the incredible championship victory. A furious Mahal took out his post-match aggression by bashing The Singh Brothers while Styles celebrated with the WWE Universe.

Styles’ win meant several things: The Phenomenal One was now a two-time WWE Champion, Mahal’s much-discussed reign was over, the WWE Championship had changed hands outside of North America for the first time ever and the Champion vs. Champion showdown was now AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. Wow, wow, wow.

After WWE made the announcement that Styles won the WWE Title on SmackDown, they updated the lineups for this event and kept Mahal as the WWE Champion, which further adds to this speculation. Here are the lineups:

December 8:

--- Jinder Mahal (w/ The Singh Brothers) vs. Kevin Owens

--- Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe

--- Kane vs. Braun Strowman

--- WWE RAW Tag Team Championship: Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

--- Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt

--- RAW Women's Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks

--- WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto

--- Jason Jordan vs Elias

--- 3 on 4 Handicap Match: Apollo Crews, Titus O'Neil & Goldust vs. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel

December 9:

--- The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) vs. Kane, Cesaro and Sheamus

--- Jinder Mahal (w/ The Singh Brothers) vs. Kevin Owens

--- Braun Strowman vs Samoa Joe

--- Finn Balor vs. Curtis Axel (with Bo Dallas)

--- Jason Jordan vs. Bray Wyatt

--- Goldust vs. Elias

--- Mixed Tag Team Match: Kalisto & Sasha Banks vs. Enzo Amore & Alexa Bliss

--- Apollo Crews & Titus O'Neil vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

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