WWE has been building towards their annual Draft over the past few weeks and now that the Draft is just mere days away, it appears that the company could have revealed a small hint towards some of the moves that could be taking place as part of the shakeup, which will take place on Friday Night SmackDown and Monday Night Raw over the next week.
It has been advertised locally and reported by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson that there will be an interesting five-on-five match for this year’s Survivor Series event next month.
The match that is currently being advertised pits Braun Strowman, The Miz, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, and Rey Mysterio up against Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Aleister Black, and Finn Balor.
It could be that this match is a traditional five-on-five Survivor Series elimination match, which would mean that there aren’t any real moves for any of the superstars listed, but it could also mean that this match contains all SmackDown or all Raw stars.
This would mean that the likes of Strowman, The Miz, Ricochet, Rey Mysterio and Drew McIntyre could all be moving to SmackDown Live on Friday Night, or Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Aleister Black, and Finn Balor could all be moving to Raw. As of now, this option seems highly unlikely though.
It is interesting to note that Finn Balor will be back on the main roster in time for Survivor Series next month, which is a shock since he recently made his return to NXT and is expected to be part of NXT Takeover the night before.
It could be that Balor works both events that weekend and makes his main roster return as part of the show, but many local advertisements are subject to change and Balor could be replaced in this match if the decision is made to keep him in NXT for much longer.
WWE also sent out a tweet hyping a rematch between The Fiend and Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship the Survivor Series. That tweet has since been deleted, likely because they wanted to save the announcement for Monday Night Raw. It could also be that they wanted to hold back on an announcement until after the Crown Jewel pay-per-view.
This year’s Survivor Series event takes place on Friday, November 24th at the Allstate Arena in Chicago Illinois.