The two world champions in WWE at the moment are Jinder Mahal and Brock Lesnar. Jinder Mahal captured the WWE Championship from Randy Orton at Backlash earlier this year, kicking of one of the most unexpected title reigns in recent history. Meanwhile, Brock Lesnar won the Universal Championship from Goldberg at Wrestlemania, and he has defended the title successfully against the likes of Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, and Roman Reigns thus far. Lesnar recently became the longest-reigning Universal Champion in history, and Mahal has held onto the WWE Championship for an equally lengthy amount of time as well.
A new report now suggests a possible main event for the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view in November. According to a new report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is planning to headline Survivor Series with a world champion vs. world champion match between Brock Lesnar and Jinder Mahal. This would be the first time that either man has faced each other in the ring. Survivor Series will likely follow a similar brand vs. brand concept that the show followed last year. Brock Lesnar will likely represent Raw in the match, while “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal, of course, would represent the Smackdown roster.
The report specifies that this will likely be the main event of the show, and it appears to also be a non-title match as well. This is likely accurate since Jinder Mahal just announced that Kevin Owens will be challenging him for the WWE Championship during the company’s upcoming shows in India, and those shows aren’t scheduled until December 8th and 9th. WWE wants Jinder Mahal to remain champion and work as a babyface for those shows. Before those shows take place, it appears that we may be getting a very unique Survivor Series main event. Last year’s Survivor Series main event was equally unique, as a returning Goldberg took down Brock Lesnar in one minute and twenty-six seconds.