Jinder Mahal had promised a big announcement for the Survivor Series and he did not disappoint the fans. Mahal, fresh from his trip to India, came to the ring flanked by the Singh Brothers and started reciting the story of a conversation he had with a “young boy” during his trip. Mahal pointed out through the story that he is not respected in America as much as as he is in India and so, to overcome that, he has decided to make another challenge. He then proceeded to declare his intention to fight Brock Lesnar in the Survivor Series. “At Survivor Series, I am challenging The Beast. At Survivor Series, I am challenging Brock Lesnar,” said Mahal.
— WWE (@WWE) 18 October 2017
After that announcement, AJ Styles came on the stage and pointed out that Mahal had never beaten him. Jinder Mahal was in the end rained with a barrage of strikes from Styles. Apart from this, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn got into a spat with Smackdown live General Manager Daniel Bryan. Later in the night, Bran delivered on his promise to find opponents for the duo and put in front of them Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton. Orton and Nakamura had their moments but Owens and Zayne came out of it as victors.
WWE SmackDown results:
Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn exchanged heated words
Charlotte Flair, Naomi & Becky Lynch def. Natalya, Lana & Tamina
Sin Cara def. Baron Corbin by count-out
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal challenged Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a match at WWE Survivor Series
Dolph Ziggler def. Bobby Roode
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton