Don’t hinder him. WWE has posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full match between Jinder Mahal and AJ Styles for the WWE Championship from Clash of Champions 2017.
You can see the video in its entirety below:
The Modern Day Maharaja, wary of giving Styles free reign within the squared circle, bent the rules to their limit, tossing Styles so viciously over the barricade that it fell apart as he toppled over it. The impact tenderized Styles’ ribs, and Mahal followed that up with a brutal slam onto the announce table and a grueling attack on the champion’s torso once he moved the fight back into the ring.
A timely dropkick that took Mahal out of the sky gave The Phenomenal One a brief second wind, and an electric-chair drop to the challenger finally cut Jinder’s torturous game plan short and allowed Styles to mount a resurgence. Styles crept closer and closer on the strength of his pinpoint timing and some well-placed kicks, but his decimated ribs gave Mahal an easy target to remain one step ahead.
The Modern Day Maharaja got a tad too ambitious in his attempt to finish the match, setting up for what appeared to be a Khallas off the turnbuckle, only for AJ to topple him with a leaping Pele Kick. Sensing he would have to battle through his injury, The Phenomenal One nailed a captivating 450 Splash to Mahal, but The Singh Brothers, who had been conspicuous by their absence, attempted to pull Mahal from the squared circle. AJ disposed of them with a leaping forearm and a Styles Clash on the outside, though the delay allowed Mahal to recover and administer the ring-shaking Khallas. Remarkably, Styles kicked out after a dramatic two-and-a-half.
Once again, Mahal got a bit too ambitious, looking to add insult to injury with a Styles Clash of his own. The Phenomenal One had one counter left in him, rolling out of the maneuver to trap Mahal in a torturous Calf Crusher that targeted the very leg he had focused on earlier in the match. Despite nearly reaching the ropes, Mahal was forced to submit when AJ rolled him back into the middle of the ring, dashing Jinder’s hopes of regaining the WWE Championship, at least for now. The legend of The Phenomenal AJ Styles, however, continues to thrive.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I’m glad that Jinder Mahal got the opportunity that he did to be WWE Champion, but boy has he fallen since his run in 2017. I hope he can get back to the top sooner rather than later, but I’m not betting on it.
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