WWE waited until just before Survivor Series to reveal the men who will compete on Team NXT in the Classic Survivor Series elimination match. That is why Shawn Michaels was invited to the kickoff show.
Following last night’s brutal NXT TakeOver: WarGames match they might have wanted to wait to see who could work the match. Either way, WWE announced the women for Team NXT after TakeOver. Then it was time for Shawn Michaels to show up on the kickoff show and make the big reveal.
HBK revealed that the five men representing NXT at Survivor Series will be: Tommaso Ciampa, Damian Priest, Matt Riddle, Keith Lee, and WALTER.