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WWE News: Kurt Angle named Team Captain for Survivor Series with his job on the line

Simon Cotton
ANALYST
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28.11K   //    31 Oct 2017, 09:14 IST

The Olympic Gold Medalist is back again
The Olympic Gold Medalist is back again

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle will once again return to the ring at the Survivor Series pay-per-view as the captain for the men’s team.

Angle kicked off Monday Night Raw addressing the fans and the Raw roster following the attack by the SmackDown roster the previous week and promised that the SmackDown superstars and Shane McMahon wouldn’t get away with this.

Angle was then interrupted by a returning Stephanie McMahon and told him that he was failing to handle the situation which led to her naming Angle the captain for the Raw Survivor Series team and added a stipulation that if the Raw team loses, Angle would lose his job as the Raw General Manager.

Following this announcement, the only wrestlers revealed for the male Survivor Series match have been Angle and Randy Orton.

Angle returned to the ring last week for the TLC pay-per-view when he replaced Roman Reigns and teamed with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to take on Braun Strowman, The Miz, Kane, Cesaro, and Sheamus.

Angle’s job being on the line marks the first time since the 2014 Survivor Series show where someone’s job security depended on their team winning the match.

There have yet to be any qualifiers for the men’s Survivor Series match, so the WWE may be waiting until Reigns is cleared to compete to finalize the members of the team.

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Simon Cotton
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Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/social-suplex-podcast-network Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts. https://anchor.fm/simon-cotton
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