WWE Clash of Champions is set to take place on Dec. 17, 2017, in Boston, and it will be the final pay-per-view event of 2017. It was exclusive to the Raw brand last year, but this year it’ll only include SmackDown superstars.
Though the focus right now is what’ll happen at Survivor Series, information is already coming out on what the main event will be at Clash of Champions. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported that AJ Styles would face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship in the main event.
Styles was to face Rusev this week on SmackDown Live. However, commissioner Shane McMahon announced that Styles would instead face Mahal in a Championship match. With that match change, it is now unclear if Styles vs. Mahal for the title will still be the main event at Clash of Champions.
The only thing that’s clear is how these two men will participate in the next pay-per-view event. Styles will be part of SmackDown‘s five-man tag team against Raw at Survivor Series, while Mahal will face WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
McMahon’s announcement of the title match came after Mahal and the Singh Brothers attacked Styles, following The Phenomenal One’s victory over Samir. Mahal has been the WWE Champion since defeating Randy Orton at Backlash in May.
He defeated Styles in a singles match days earlier, putting him on the path to become champion. Mahal defended his championship against top talents, including Shinsuke Nakamura.
We can expect a better idea of the direction and road to Clash of Champions after the championship match on SmackDown. But until that time, all eyes are on Survivor Series, which is now less than two weeks away.
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