Canadian pro wrestler Jinder Mahal, billed to represent India, wanted to savour his dream of defending the WWE Championship belt at New Delhi during the WWE India tour 2017. On Tuesday November 7, AJ Styles hindered Jinder from holding the title any longer.
Styles recorded a successful win against Jinder at the SmackDown Live event at the Manchester Arena in England, to become a two-time WWE Champion.
Jinder has been scheduled to take on Kevin Owens at the WWE Live India event, which will take place on December 8 and 9 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital. The match was supposed to be fought over the WWE Championship.
Styles, who earned the respect of pro wrestling fans yet again for competing in the ring for four nights in a row, is not one of the WWE superstars a part of the WWE India tour.
Styles, a veteran in the sports entertainment business, took on Finn Balor at the WWE TLC 2017 pay-per-view event last month, after accepting the fight on just a couple of day's notice. He had been a part of a WWE road event the night before. Subsequently, Styles made in-ring appearances at the Monday Night Raw after TLC and also Tuesday's SmackDown Live.
WWE India Tour 2017 schedule
December 8 matches
- WWE Championship Match: Jinder Mahal with The Singh Brothers vs Kevin Owens
- Singles match: Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman
- RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs Cesaro and Sheamus
- Singles match: Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt
- RAW Women's Championship Match: Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Kalisto vs Enzo Amore
- Singles match: Jason Jordan vs Elias Samson
- 3 on 4 Handicap Match: Apollo Crews, Titus O'Neil, Goldust vs Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel
December 9 matches
- Tag Team match: The Shield vs Kane, Cesaro and Sheamus
- Singles match: Braun Strowman vs Samoa Joe
- Singles match: Finn Balor vs Curtis Axel with Bo Dallas
- Singles match: Jason Jordan vs Bray Wyatt
- Singles match: Goldust vs Elias Samson
- Mixed Tag Team Match: Kalisto and Sasha Banks vs Enzo Amore and Alexa Bliss
- Tag Team match: Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
NOTE: The schedules can see last-minute changes. Tickets can be booked HERE.