Next week both Raw and Smackdown will present their go-home shows before this year’s Survivor Series event. The show has had a pretty good build this year, one that has seen plenty of twists and turns along the way. Everything is pretty much set up and ready to go for the event, except for one tiny detail- the final member of Team Smackdown.
While Kurt Angle has just hand-picked his choices for Team Raw, Shane McMahon has made his team earn their place, and the final match, which was set to take place on this week’s Smackdown between AJ Styles and Rusev, was scrapped when the former was giving the opportunity to face Jinder Mahal for the WWE title instead.
AJ’s surprise victory rules him out of the running now, as he will have Brock Lesnar to contend with, and the fact that the company have left it down to the final week indicates it could either be a big announcement, or a last minute progression of a current storyline. Either way, it is something worth tuning into next week’s show for.
Smackdown has a pretty healthy roster of talent right now and there are a fair few superstars who could lay claim to a place on the team, let’s take a look at 5 men who could be announced as Team Smackdown’s final member.
Kevin Owens, from a storyline point of view, is definitely the most logical man to be the final member of Team Smackdown. Owens’ on-going feud with Shane McMahon is definitely going to be given some attention at Survivor Series and having Owens force his way onto the team on next week’s show would make for some great viewing.
Owens being added to the match would also add an element of intrigue to proceedings, with many fans suspecting he will be the reason that Team Smackdown lose the match next Sunday night. The Prize Fighter is heading for a big Mania match to end this feud, and having him cheat Team Smackdown out of the victory at Survivor Series would be a nice way to further set the groundwork for that.