5 takeaways from this week's Smackdown Live: October 31st, 2017
WWE presented the Halloween edition of Smackdown Live this week and produced a decent show which included the reveal of three more members of the Smackdown Live team for Survivor Series.
The tag team division of Smackdown Live continued to blossom with as many as four segments featuring the tag teams of Smackdown Live. Rusev's unusual pairing with Aiden English seems to be working well for the blue brand, and the WWE Universe is loving it.
The Zayn-Owens friendship continued to hog the spotlight in the main event, but the best friends won't feature in the Survivor Series team for Smackdown Live.
We look at five major talking points from this week's episode, as the run to the Survivor Series is on the way.
#5 Shane McMahon vs Kurt Angle II
Shane McMahon opened the show once again and highlighted how the blue brand has always remained in the shadow of the flagship show. He went on to plug the 25th Anniversary Raw episode, while explaining his motives behind the "Under Seige" segment last week.
He announced himself as the Team Captain for Smackdown Live, just a day after the announcement of Kurt Angle as the RAW captain. Angle and McMahon have had previous history in the middle of the ring when they battled at King of Ring 2001, which is now considered one of the classic matches of the Attitude Era.
Both of these veterans will go at it once again at Survivor Series and expect tensions to rise as two fearless athletes battle for brand supremacy!