Weeks ago, the Smackdown Live roster hashtag Under Sieged the Raw roster, tearing through the backstage area and then the ringside area and beating the hell out of everyone they came across, regardless of allegiances or whether anyone on Smackdown had previously been a good guy or a bad guy. They just got sicced on Raw because Shane McMahon told them to, and we kind of went along with it.
Sure, it didn’t make a ton of sense, and every week WWE has been trying a bit more to retroactively explain why Raw and Smackdown are battling for supremacy at Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, and what each side stands to gain from this pissing contest, if anything. But one thing has remained apparent: Raw was probably going to retaliate at some point.
But even after Under Siege, and even after Smackdown Superstars the New Day helped the Raw Tag Team Championship change hands, all Raw has really done up until this point is have Kane attack Daniel Bryan in a darkened room. Tuesday night’s Smackdown Live was the go-home show for Survivor Series, so you would imagine something big would have to happen at the end of it. Well, something did.