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AJ Styles wins WWE title in a pre-Survivor Series swerve

AJ Styles wins WWE title in a pre-Survivor Series swerve

This time last week, we thought AJ Styles would be competing in a match to get on Smackdown's Survivor Series team. One week later, he's the new WWE champion after cleanly beating Jinder Mahal in Manchester, England.

Last Thursday, Shane McMahon tweeted that AJ Styles, instead of competing for a spot on the team, would receive a title shot against Jinder Mahal on this week's Smackdown.

While this raised some questions, many assumed this would be simply a way to keep the Styles/Mahal feud going as we go through the Survivor Series build. Or maybe even a way to build Mahal on his way to Lesnar.

However, WWE got to Manchester, and the two had a strong...

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