Spoiler: New WWE champion crowned at Smackdown Live! WWE Network screenshot
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In a shocking turn of events, AJ Styles has won the WWE Championship at Smackdown Live in Manchester, England.

Styles fought Jinder Mahal at the event, which is tape delayed and will still air Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

Styles will now go on to fight Brock Lesnar in a Champion vs. Champion match at Survivor Series.

The win is Styles’ second reign as WWE Champion, and it is the first time the WWE Championship has changed hands outside of North America, per

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