As seen in the main event of this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, the Phenomenal AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal to become the new WWE Champion.
This huge championship change means that Styles will now be facing The Beast Brock Lesnar at the upcoming Survivor Series PPV instead of Mahal who was originally supposed to face the Universal Champion.
The decision to make Styles the champion is a surprising one as previous reports suggested that John Cena will be the special guest referee for the upcoming Champion vs Champion match.
Cena was allegedly going to be involved in the finish of the match causing Jinder to lose, which would have set up a future match between these two stars.
But since the stakes have changed big time now, we’ll have to wait and watch how things play out from this point and whether or not the Cenation Leader actually referees the upcoming bout.