Previously, Styles held the WWE Championship for 140 days until losing it to John Cena in January at the Royal Rumble. Mahal was scheduled to face Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series and some could considered this a bit of a last minute change with the title.
-- Non-Title Match: Baron Corbin vs. An all heel main event just didn't seem attractive to a lot of fans.
For the first time in history Tuesday night, the WWE Championship changed hands outside of North America. Not only that, but AJ Styles managed to carry Jinder Mahal to the best match of his career thus far.
This comes as quite the jolt as it was all but confirmed that Cena was going to serve as the guest referee for the Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal match at the November 19th event.
We're expecting official word from WWE to see whether or not Styles will indeed replace Mahal against Lesnar.
The big news on Wednesday morning came from SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon who announced via Twitter that the former WWE Champion would the fifth and final member of the men's Team SmackDown against Team Raw at Survivor Series. Smackdown's team consists of Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and now John Cena.
The following contains major spoilers for the November 7 episode of Smackdown Live. It will be interesting to see if they manage to still get on the show somehow.