– Big Return Confirmed For Survivor Series 2017
16 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena’s return to WWE programming will take place at Survivor Series 2017 and he’ll be on the side of SmackDown Live this time.
Below is what WWE posted regarding this:
“The battle lines have been drawn and the teams finalized, and the biggest names and most prominent rising stars in sports-entertainment will clash for brand supremacy at Survivor Series, the one night a year where Raw and SmackDown LIVE go head-to-head.
The final pick for that monumental showdown is perhaps the biggest yet, as SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon has announced that WWE’s resident free agent John Cena will return to action as a member of Team SmackDown!
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) November 8, 2017
At the helm of Team Raw will be the red brand’s General Manager Kurt Angle, who made his in-ring return at WWE TLC, battling alongside Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins. The Olympic Gold Medalist exploded back into competition and looked like he hadn’t lost a step, though his back will truly be against the wall in the Nov. 19 showdown.
Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made it clear that Angle’s position with Monday Night Raw will be in jeopardy if he doesn’t completely show up the blue brand, and The Olympic Hero went accordingly big in picking his backup.
Braun Strowman’s destruction of The Miz earned him the first slot, Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe followed suit after Angle was impressed with their intensity towards each other, and for the final selection, The Olympic Hero picked a Superstar he knew he could trust: his son, Jason Jordan.
After Randy Orton defeated Sami Zayn to become SmackDown’s first member, Shinsuke Nakamura vanquished Kevin Owens, and Bobby Roode outlasted Dolph Ziggler in a 2-out-of-3-Falls Match to win their way onto the squad as well.
Shane-O-Mac then named himself captain after his sister appointed Angle to the helm of Team Red, and for the final member, The Prodigal Son has now selected none other than The Leader of the Cenation to once again represent SmackDown LIVE and round out his team.
But who will win the day as the two brands speed toward a collision for brand supremacy? Find out on Survivor Series, Sunday, Nov. 19, at a special start time of 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.”
– Jinder Mahal Comments On His WWE Title Loss, Says He’s Not Injured & Hasn’t Violated The Wellness Policy
After losing the WWE Championship on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, below is what “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal said about his 170 day Title reign coming to an end:
“To AJ Styles, you were the better man for one night. Six months I held the WWE Championship, defended it countless times, all over the world. I will one day raise the title again.
To my haters and wrestling “insiders”, this was NOT an experiment, I am NOT injured, I have NOT violated the wellness policy. So keep throwing shade my way, it only motivates me.”
To @ajstylesp1, you were the better man for one night. Six months I held the #WWEChamoionship, defended it countless times, all over the world. I will one day raise the title again. To my haters and wrestling “insiders”, this was NOT an experiment, I am NOT injured, I have NOT violated the wellness policy. So keep throwing shade my way , it only motivates me.
You can watch the WWE Title match below:
– Big E & Roman Reigns Trade Shots On Twitter
As we have noted before, The New Day & The Shield are scheduled to collide at Survivor Series 2017. Below are tweets of Big E & Roman Reigns exchanging shots at each other:
Chill, lady. He’s only about 250. They should call him “The Medium Dog.” Naw…”The Mid Dog.” They should definitely call him “The Mid Dog.” https://t.co/Gapxx1W4jW
— ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) November 8, 2017
Actually I’m closer to 275. I’m also 6 inches taller than “Big” but not that “Tall” E. ? https://t.co/YTa2GpPNt5
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) November 8, 2017