From The WWE Rumor Mill: Big Survivor Series spoilers concerning Kurt Angle's next match
What men will represent Team Raw and Team SmackDown at Survivor Series?
What's the story?
Survivor Series is right around the corner and some big news is breaking concerning who fans should expect in the spots for the men's Survivor Series team representing Raw and SmackDown Live. Kurt Angle's WWE return after eleven years away from Vince McMahon and Company's squared circle has also reportedly left the door wide open to perform once again according to Mike Johnson of PW Insider Elite via an audio update.
In case you didn't know...
Kurt Angle's return to the ring might have been a last-minute replacement for Roman Reigns after he suffered an awfully times illness, but it was also long awaited. But since Kurt Angle performed so brilliantly in his TLC match alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose it leaves even more of a possibility that Angle will be lacing up his boots even more often.
The Heart of the matter
Mike Johnson updated subscribers of PW Insider's Elite service on WWE's Survivor Series plans and there was some massive news.
Johnson reports that Kurt Angle is scheduled to return to action at Survivor Series as Captain of Team Raw during the men's Survivor Series elimination match opposite Shane McMahon who will lead Team SmackDown into battle.
He also had a list of the expected participants in the men's Survivor Series teams contingent on Roman Reigns being cleared for action. After all, Reigns isn't cleared yet and might miss a majority if not all of WWE's upcoming European tour while he recovers from illness.
"Team Raw is scheduled to be Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe -- Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle teaming up that's pretty cool if you're an Impact Wrestling fan. But that is the plan for Team Raw. I was told this is all contingent on Roman getting healthy. He was we were told under medical care, he is doing better but he has to still finish getting over whatever illness befell him and he still has to recover and get back in ring shape."
Johnson also revealed the expected participants for Team SmackDown are Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, Randy Orton, Shane McMahon, and AJ Styles.
This kind of team structure gives a chance for many amazing moments. Not only will fans have a chance to see AJ Styles and Kurt Angle lock up in the ring but Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle also have a storied history with each other. AJ Styles and Samoa Joe have shared the ring as well.
This kind of booking decision may not be intentional, but it is certainly a special treat for Impact Wrestling fans as well as the WWE Universe. Survivor Series looks like it will be a game-changing event if WWE has anything to say about it.
I usually don't get too excited for Survivor Series unless The Undertaker is involved in some way. Even though it's not out of the cards for the Deadman to pop up somewhere it really isn't needed at this point to make Survivor Series a great show. They have all the ingredients for a great Survivor Series match with those ten guys, let's just see if Vince McMahon and Company can pull off the recipe.