The 2017 edition of Survivor Series is set to take place on Nov. 19, 2017, and will be highlighted by the traditional five-on-five elimination tag team match, featuring superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Thus far, only two spots have been filled for the 10-man match. Kurt Angle was appointed the captain of Team Raw by Stephanie McMahon yesterday, while Randy Orton beat Sami Zayn last week to become the first member of Team SmackDown.
However, some fans may not have to wait any longer to see what the teams will be. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com released the latest details.
As of now, the rumors are that Angle will be accompanied by Finn Balor, Braun Strowman (who was announced on Tuesday), Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns—if he is cleared to return to the ring by then. Angle officially confirmed his first pick on Twitter.
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) October 31, 2017
If these reports are true, then it looks like The Shield’s full reunion will have to wait another time.
On Team SmackDown, the rumors have Shane McMahon representing the brand for a second consecutive year. On top of Shane O’Mac and The Viper, SmackDown is rumored to have A.J. Styles, Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura to round out the rest of the team.
Assuming these are indeed the matches that take place, there are some notable omissions that may surprise some. Raw won’t feature Seth Rollins or Dean Ambrose—who both appeared in last year’s 10-man match (though they’ll represent Raw in the champions-vs-champions tag team match against The Usos), as well as Bray Wyatt. Meanwhile, SmackDown will be missing Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. It’ll be interesting to see who these big stars feud with at the pay-per-view event now.
Other than that, this could be one of the better Survivor Series matches in quite some time. Styles, Nakamura, Reigns, and Balor are among the elite all-around performers in the ring. Throw in legends like Angle, Orton, and Shane-O Mac, and this should be an event that we never forget.
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