AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal in the main event of the taping, becoming a two-time WWE Champion in the process.
- As noted, Sin Cara took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that he suffered an ankle injury during the Triple Threat with Sami Zayn and WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin at Sunday's live event in Spain. Jinder Mahal's WWE Championship title reign ends at 170 days after winning the title at WWE Backlash. So two title matches are now confirmed for Smackdown next week. Mahal was scheduled to face Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a non-title champion vs. champion match at the show, but it was announced that Styles would be facing Lesnar at Survivor Series instead. That team will now face the Usos in another champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series.
WWE has been hyping up another champion vs. champion clash between Mahal and WWE Universal Championship holder Brock Lesnar. Not only was it historic, though, but it also changed what fans will see at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view.
The title change happened in Manchester during the filming for tonight's edition of Smackdown Live.