A lot of people were surprised with the decision to put the WWE title on AJ Styles just 2 weeks before Survivor Series, though now it appears that the company had strong reasons to do so.
During the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Jinder Mahal’s shocking loss at the recent SmackDown Episode and revealed the reason behind it.
According to him, the record low viewership of the Halloween episode of SmackDown and lower interest in the Survivor Series main event attributed to the Vince McMahon’s decision to put the title on Styles.
Though Meltzer speculated that Jinder will actually win the title back sometimes after Survivor Series so he can head to India as the Champion in December for the planned Live Events.
AJ Styles will now be facing Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at the upcoming Survivor Series PPV in a cross Brand Champion vs Champion match.