5 reasons why AJ Styles should beat Jinder Mahal in the WWE Championship bout
News broke on Twitter that, due to Jinder Mahal's post-match attack on AJ Styles earlier this week, the "Modern-day Maharaja" will defend his WWE Championship against the former one-time champ. Styles was set to face Rusev in a qualifying match for a spot on team SmackDown at Survivor Series but now has a chance to become a two-time WWE Champion if he can defeat the villainous Mahal.
Mahal attacked Styles after he had defeated Samir Singh, this coming a week after Styles defeated Samir's brother Sunil. Styles has been battling the Singh brothers due to what they consider previous offences against their master Mahal. Mahal claimed to have beaten everyone worth beating for his title on SmackDown, Styles took exception to that comment and stepped up to the champion.
Now, with Survivor Series drawing closer, we could be looking at an entirely different card. This new card would be a big improvement though, as these are the five main reasons Styles should defeat Mahal for the title and put the WWE plans into a tailspin.
#5 A welcome Swerve
Many were shocked that Mahal ever became the number one contender for the WWE Championship after WrestleMania. Even more were surprised that Mahal defeated "The Viper" Randy Orton for the most prestigious title in all of the sports entertainment. After warding off the Orton in multiple title defences, most fans were sure that Mahal would not walk out of Summer Slam against Shinsuke Nakamura, still WWE Champion. At least there was no way Mahal would retain his title when Baron Corbin cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase right? Nope.
Unfortunately, Mahal has defied all the odds, and Tuesday night will mark his 170th day as WWE Champion. Anything can happen in WWE as Vince McMahon likes to say, apparently that includes cruel jokes like Mahal being WWE Champion. Nobody would be surprised to see Mahal retain against Styles, but a victory for the Phenomenal One would be a welcome shock that the WWE Universe would embrace.
Styles has already won the United States Championship from Kevin Owens at a house show of all places, him winning the WWE Championship on SmackDown would further prove that anything can happen, and sometimes anything is a good thing.