Plans may be in place for Raw to retaliate to SmackDown’s invasion. On this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, the SmackDown roster came out, including commissioner Shane McMahon, to “siege” the place. When all was said and done, the SmackDown brand overpowered the Raw roster, taking down the likes of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Goldust, and others.
Leading up to the Survivor Series pay-per-view event, there’s no doubting that we’ll see some clashes between both brands. But after no siege from the Raw roster on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown, some are wondering if there will be an invasion from Kurt Angle’s squad.
Well, according to The Wrestling Observer (subscription required) an invasion from the Raw roster isn’t expected to happen until SmackDown‘s final episode before Survivor Series.
As Clark pointed out, that’s because of the WWE UK tour where both rosters will be taping their shows in separate cities. Simply put, the timing of a siege from Raw superstars doesn’t make sense right now.
This year’s edition of Survivor Series will feature traditional five-on-five elimination matches for both the men’s and women’s divisions. So far, Randy Orton has qualified for the SmackDown roster after beating Sami Zayn in a singles match on Tuesday. More matches are taking place this week to determine some of the spots for both teams.
Alicia Fox will captain Raw in the women’s match, with her partners not yet determined. Team SmackDown will feature Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Tamina, and Naomi.
In last year’s Survivor Series match, Raw won the women’s elimination tag, but SmackDown emerged victorious in the men’s division. Orton and Bray Wyatt eliminated Roman Reigns last to win the match with relative ease.
Over the next couple of weeks, the four tag teams will be constructed. If the latest reports are an indication of anything, Raw will invade SmackDown to make their own statement.
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