Everyone prior to Monday’s show was expecting a return or two. Rumors swirled that Paige would be making a comeback on the show (she didn’t), and we knew a few hours ahead of showtime that Roman Reigns would be coming back for the long-awaited Shield reunion. (He did.)
One of the top matches at Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view will be a traditional 5-on-5 elimination tag team match, with Team Raw going up against Team Smackdown for the right to … uh … I guess not invade the other show any more? Anyway, the most lackluster member of Team Raw (in fans’ opinions) was son of Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, Jason Jordan. Many assumed he would be replaced prior to the PPV by the returning Roman Reigns. They were wrong!
Jordan was in competition on Monday’s episode of Raw against Bray Wyatt. Although he emerged victorious in the bout, Wyatt viciously attacked Jordan’s knee after the match. Jordan pleaded backstage with Angle not to replace him at Survivor Series, but Angle was ordered by Stephanie McMahon to make the call.
Angle came to the ring and said it was the hardest thing he’d ever have to do. Jordan once again came to the ring and pleaded his case, and Angle stalled. That’s when Triple H returned to Raw for the first time since WrestleMania 33 in April (he’s been on some live events since then) and took matters into his own hands.
Yes, Triple H will join Kurt Angle, Finn Bálor, Braun Strowman, and Samoa Joe on Team Raw at Survivor Series. They will take on Team Smackdown, consisting of Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, and Shinsuke Nakamura.