The WWE is building up Survivor Series as the only time when superstars from Monday Night Raw clashes with SmackDown Live superstars. WWE champion Jinder Mahal kicked it off by challenging Universal champion Brock Lesnar to a match at Survivor Series. The latest rumors suggest that Lesnar will accept the challenge and the match is going to be official on Monday.
As recapped by WWE.com, Mahal called out Lesnar last week on SmackDown Live. “The Maharajah” said that he has defeated everyone there is to defeat on the blue brand and he wants to conquer “The Beast” at Survivor Series. Even though A.J. Styles came out to confront Mahal, Lesnar is expected to give his answer this Monday on Raw.
Paul Heyman, the advocate of Lesnar, went on to confirm that his client is going to be on this week’s Monday Night Raw in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As first reported, Lesnar was not scheduled to wrestle for the rest of the year but John Cena’s absence left the WWE no choice but to bring back the Universal champion for an inter-promotional match.
Lesnar has been the Universal champion since WrestleMania 33 and he has defended it against Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, and Braun Strowman. On the other hand, Mahal won the WWE Championship at Backlash, and he has defeated to likes of Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the title.
Although it’s obvious that Brock Lesnar is going to accept the challenge, the WWE can change their mind and go with a different plan. Jinder Mahal is also rumored to be working with a shoulder injury and he has had a limited schedule in the past several weeks. Nevertheless, the WWE dropped a major hint about the match in this Sunday’s TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs.
According to Sportskeeda, the WWE aired a video package for Survivor Series and it was all about Monday Night Raw vs. SmackDown Live. The video package also spoiled this week’s Raw since it suggested that Jinder Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar is going to happen in next month’s big pay-per-view in Houston, Texas.
Even with the spoiler, fans have to tune in on Monday Night Raw to see how Brock Lesnar, or Paul Heyman, will accept Mahal’s challenge. Mahal still has a lot of doubters and some of them believe that he does not deserve facing Lesnar in one of the biggest events of the year. Mahal was a jobber for the better part of his WWE career but a change in physique and the company’s expansion in India really helped him get a massive push.
However, the WWE might be more precautious in scheduling Survivor Series matches pretty early because of the recent viral meningitis scare. The illness altered the TLC pay-per-view after it affected Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, and Bo Dallas. If the viral disease gets more out of hand, more WWE superstars could be getting some time off.
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