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WWE News: Two more spots secured for SmackDown Live Men's Survivor Series team

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The Glorious One is set to represent SmackDown Live
The Glorious One is set to represent SmackDown Live

What's the story?

Two more names were added to the SmackDown Live Men's team on this week's show. Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler squared off in a two out of three falls match, and Roode won the match to become the third member of the men's team.

In the other match, Shinsuke Nakamura faced off against Kevin Owens for the fourth spot on the team. Nakamura emerged victorious, leaving only one last man to be added to the SmackDown Live team.

In case you didn't know....

Last week, it was Sami Zayn who faced Randy Orton in a match where The Viper emerged victorious to become the first member of the SmackDown Live men's team. With Sami no longer in the team, the reunited duo wanted Kevin Owens to be part of the Elimination match at Survivor Series to represent them.

Ziggler and Roode had exchanged a win each, after Roode beat Ziggler at Hell in a Cell, and Ziggler got his first victory against Roode on Smackdown.

The heart of the matter

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Kevin Owens after Randy Orton came out to stop Sami Zayn from interfering in the match. The distraction was enough for Nakamura to get the better of Kevin Owens and hit the Kinshasa.

Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode had a great two out three falls match, even though for some reason the second fall happened when Raw was off the air. Bobby Roode emerged victorious in the match.

The team so far only has baby-faces, with Shane McMahon as the captain, and Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode confirmed.

What's next?

The final spot will be decided when AJ Styles and Rusev face each other in a match on the next episode of SmackDown Live.


The SmackDown team will collide with the Raw men's team at Survivor Series in an Elimination tag team match.

Author's take

The SmackDown Live team is looking extremely strong so far, and will only be stronger with the addition of either Rusev or AJ Styles to the team. Raw's team so far consists of Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman.

Angle will need to choose three other stars to meet the challenge of the Blue Brand at the last of the Big Four pay-per-views of the year.

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