Back when Jinder Mahal took down Randy Orton and became the WWE Champion, everybody was in shock. This is the same guy that was run over by Rob Gronkowski at Wrestlemania 33 preshow. Then, just less than two months later, they gave him the push, and they even gave him the most important championship in the wrestling industry. Jinder Mahal – the WWE champion. That still doesn’t sound right.
Well, now we can’t even call him that anymore as his title reign has finally ended this Tuesday at Smackdown Live in Manchester. It was announced last week that The Modern Day Maharaja was going to defend his title against AJ Styles as he was the next challenger.
There were rumors that Mahal was injured and him dropping the belt on Tuesday was an option. Reports of him not being big enough for Lesnar could also be heard. Styles is a much bigger deal than Mahal, so that is why people thought that AJ was going to win the match and go on to face Brock Lesnar at the Survivor Series.
Whatever it might be, AJ Styles is the new WWE Champion. After Jinder Mahal’s finishing move, he pinned Styles but was only enough for a two count as AJ put his foot on the rope. At that point, it was clear that Styles was going to win the match. His Phenomenal Forearm was more than enough to put Mahal down for good and end his title reign that lasted almost half a year.
The logical move now is for Styles to go on to the Survivor Series and face Brock Lesnar in a Champion vs. Champion match that is going to headline the final dual branded pay per view of the year.