Road Dogg Claims Brock Lesnar Refused To Wrestle Jinder Mahal
Brock Lesnar wasn't going to face Jinder Mahal at Survivor Series
WWE's 2017 Survivor Series pay-per-view was originally set to be headlined by a match fans weren't looking forward to as Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was scheduled to go one-on-one with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in the latest battle of the brands between Raw and SmackDown.
The match ultimately changed a couple of weeks before Survivor Series, though, as AJ Styles defeated Mahal to win the WWE Championship. Styles and Lesnar then clashed at the November 19 pay-per-view in one of the matches of the year.
Speaking about the change on the Wrestling Outlaws podcast with Vince Russo and Chris Featherstone, Road Dogg claimed that Brock Lesnar refused to work with Jinder Mahal which resulted in Mahal dropping the gold.
"Brock said, 'I'm not working with him.' Look, he said that about several people, by the way," Road Dogg claimed.
Prior to losing the WWE Title, Mahal had been champion for 170 days since winning the championship from Randy Orton. Reports at the time noted that Vince McMahon put the world title on Mahal to help WWE grow in the Indian market and Road Dogg - who was a writer on SmackDown at the time - admitted that was his assumption.
"Look, that's what I assumed. I know what happens when you assume but that's what I assumed and I don't think that's a bad idea, you know what I mean? What if it took off? What if it did something at the biggest market on the globe? You know what I mean? Like it's not a bad roll of the dice because ratings were still pretty decent during it all because we did have other great stuff underneath," he added.
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