Three weeks ago, we saw the Smackdown roster invade and "siege" Monday Night Raw, and Kurt Angle's squad has yet to exact its revenge. We even saw The New Day appear on Raw last week, costing Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose their Tag Team Championships against Cesaro and Sheamus.
With Survivor Series less than a week away, this Tuesday's episode of SmackDown will be the only opportunity for Team Raw to make a statement prior to the pair of 5-on-5 interbrand tag team matches.
Well, PWInsider.com is reporting that "at least three members of the Raw roster, The Shield," will be present at this week's SmackDown tapings. PWInsider.com also reported last week that there's a plan in place for The Shield to face The New Day at Survivor Series, so a possible "siege" by Ambrose, Rollins and Roman Reigns could help build up that match next Sunday.
It's fitting to have (at least) Ambrose and Rollins appear on SmackDown this week, as those two were the only Raw superstars to put up some form of a fight during the "siege" by Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan's team.
Assuming The Shield does face The New Day next Sunday, then it'll be their first match together since Payback 2014. A day after defeating Evolution, Rollins attacked Ambrose and Reigns with a steel chair, ending The Shield's original run together.
Of course, The Shield was supposed to compete against Team Miz at TLC, but the mumps virus sidelined Reigns and caused Kurt Angle to become his replacement just days before the match. Angle and The Shield would win the match, thanks to Team Miz backstabbing their main enforcer, Braun Strowman.
The Shield and New Day would be a dream tag team match as both factions are among the top tag teams in recent memory. They have both dominated the tag team division in the PG Era - which has been completely devoid of quality tag teams.
Now, we'll see if The Shield has one more statement to make before they finally stand together in the same ring at the same time.