This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw was filled with plenty of Survivor Series storylines and surprises. But the biggest news of the night cause most off guard, with Triple H naming himself as the injury replacement for Jason Jordan as the fifth and final member of Team Raw in the 5-on-5 interbrand match.
The show started with Stephanie McMahon scoffing at Angle’s decision to name Jordan to Team Raw. Angle said he had a tough decision to make, and put Jordan in a match against Bray Wyatt, who brutally attacked and injured Jordan.
Angle had no choice but to find a replacement, and that’s where Triple H came out and was named to Team Raw. It marked The Game’s first appearance on Raw since losing to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33 seven months ago.
But Triple H will be well prepared for this match as he wrestled on WWE’s tours in South America and Europe. That also included him teaming up with The Shield in a match against Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and Sheamus.
Barring any more surprises, it’ll be Angle, Triple H, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and Finn Balor against Shane McMahon, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, Randy Orton and John Cena. This means that five stars from the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras will be in the 10-man match, while the other half will feature five of today’s rising superstars.
Triple H hasn’t competed in a Survivor Series match since 2009 when he and Shawn Michaels (as members of D-Generation X) lost a Triple Threat match to John Cena for the WWE Championship. He did appear at Survivor Series 2014 and 2015 but not in wrestling roles.
We may soon get more details about why WWE made Triple H a very late replacement over Jordan. It’s worth noting that WWE fans cheered and chanted for Wyatt after “injuring” Jordan, even though the latter plays a babyface role.
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