Friday Night SmackDown and NXT made their mark on Raw this week since both brands took the fight to the Monday Night show in the hopes that they would be the brand that reigned supreme heading into this weekend’s Survivor Series.
SmackDown attacked first by taking out Seth Rollins and Andrade before NXT fired a shot when they attacked Kevin Owens following his match with Drew McIntyre. Many believed that this was all the brands set out to do this week, just six days before one brand is named WWE’s best, but this wasn’t the case.
Randy Orton chose Ricochet as his partner to battle The Viking Raiders for the Raw Tag Team Championships on this week’s main event, but the match was never going to end clean. Mid-way through the match Dolph Ziggler, Bobby Roode and Cesaro were seen attacking Raw superstars backstage as the invasion truly got underway.
This was later confirmed when the match was invaded by SmackDown stars who were led out by Cesaro and Otis from Heavy Machinery. The SmackDown stars were then attacked by NXT who looked as though they had sent their entire roster. The brawl then ensued between the two rosters before NXT looked as though they gained a heavy advantage.
It was a brawl that then called out all of the Raw roster when they outnumbered the men in the ring. Raw stars made their way to the ring led by Seth Rollins and The Street Profits, but interestingly it was NXT that stood tall.
Triple H then announced that the door was open for NXT on Wednesday night if any of the stars wanted to respond to the battle lines that were drawn tonight on Raw, which means that this week’s episode of NXT could definitely be one to watch.