Daniel Bryan is the new WWE Champion as he beat AJ Styles to win the title on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in St. Louis, MO at the Enterprise Center on the USA Network. Bryan hit a low blow and then the running knee to win the title. After the match, Bryan attacked him.
As a result, Styles is no longer slated to face WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. Instead, Bryan vs. Lesnar has been announced.
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2018
If you recall, Styles successfully retained the WWE Title over Bryan on the October 30th episode of SmackDown. This contest was supposed to happen at Crown Jewel but due to Bryan refusing to go to the country, WWE booked this match on SmackDown instead. Styles would then retain the title over Samoa Joe at Crown Jewel.
Styles held the title for over 300 days after winning it from Jinder Mahal on an episode of SmackDown Live in November of last year in Manchester, England, which started his second reign as WWE Champion. As of this writing, there’s no word yet on what Styles’ role will be at Survivor Series.
WWE presents the Survivor Series pay-per-view event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center that will air on the WWE Network.
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