There are rumors that AJ Styles is being considered as the next challenger for Mahal’s title. WWE will likely book the title match at the Clash of Champions PPV, which takes place on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. This will be an exclusive SmackDown Live brand event.
NXT TakeOver: XXVDate: June 1, 2019
Location: Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut