WWE News: Jinder Mahal calls out Brock Lesnar for Survivor Series, reason behind the move
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal made a big announcement for Survivor Series and called out Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for a match at the upcoming pay-per-view.
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Mahal bragged about defeating the majority of SmackDown’s top stars in Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton and declared that there was no other competition left on the Blue Brand.
Mahal talked about his experience in India this past week and said that the respect he received in India was far greater than what he gets in America. Mahal also said that he needed to challenge a man who the fans thought was unbeatable which lead to him calling out The Beast Incarnate.
This confirms the rumours reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter which stated a champion vs. champion match was planned for Survivor Series between Mahal and Lesnar.
The reason why WWE is booking this match is that it will serve the purpose of being a multi-brand match with both men being representatives. It is expected to be a non-title match.
If this match is the main event of Survivor Series, it will mark Lesnar’s second time headlining te show following his match with Goldberg in 2016 and will mark the first time Lesnar and Mahal have faced each other in a match.
Lesnar has remained undefeated since winning the Universal Championship at WrestleMania and Mahal losing matches has been a rare sight since he won the WWE Championship at Backlash so many fans are debating who will emerge victoriously.
The Survivor Series pay-per-view will emanate from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will take place on Nov. 19.