Despite being one of the Superstars currently off the road with a virus, Roman Reigns should be back on our screens before Survivor Series.
WWE had to do an awful lot of booking on the fly in the last week and give them credit they have done a pretty good job of it. Towards the end of last week, Superstars from two of their biggest TLC matches were struck down with a virus and changes had to be made at the eleventh hour. They delivered though as Kurt Angle and AJ Styles stepped in and did a terrific job.
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With the announcement coming just 48 hours before TLC took place, the pay-per-view was obviously the most pressing issue. Now that show is done, WWE is looking on to Survivor Series. The Raw and SmackDown Live General Managers started to piece together their five-man teams for the show, but now many are wondering if the affected Superstars that missed TLC be back in time to take part.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Roman Reigns will be back before Survivor Series takes place. However, it would seem WWE is not counting their chickens before they hatch. While it's looking likely that The Big Dog will be back on TV before the big event takes place in Houston on Nov. 19, 2017, it may not be long enough for him to be involved in any major angles.
That being said we all know how much Vince McMahon loves Roman Reigns and how he will work the three-time WWE Champion into any angle if there's even the slightest possibility. Even when Reigns was suspended last year, he was still included in a Shield triple threat match despite his suspension not being over until a few days before the bout. Just because he won't be around for the build doesn't mean he won't make the cut for Team Raw.
It's no accident that WWE hasn't announced any of the members of their male team for Survivor Series. Alicia Fox was announced as captain of their women's team, and on Tuesday night SmackDown Live named Randy Orton as the first member of their men's team. They're clearly holding out for as long as they can to see if they can include Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns in their plans.