First Member of Team Smackdown Revealed for Men’s 5-on-5 Match at Survivor Series
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After the Smackdown brand invaded WWE Raw in a brutal assault this Monday night, we now have our first look at the members of Team Smackdown heading into next month’s Survivor Series pay-per-view.
As we reported earlier tonight, Becky Lynch will captain the women’s team in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match. It’s likely her teammates will be Naomi, Charlotte Flair, Tamina Snuka and Carmella.
We can now confirm that “The Viper” Randy Orton is the first member of Team Smackdown’s male team, following a victory over Sami Zayn on Tuesday night. He will be joined by either Bobby Roode or Dolph ZIggler, who will compete in a 2-out-of-3 falls match next week with the winner getting a spot on the team. Kevin Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura will also face off with the winner getting the third spot.
As we noted, there has been a lot of discussion about having Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle being announced as the captains for Smackdown and Raw, respectively. The rumors were perhaps furthered as no talk of a captain has been heard on either show this week, despite multiple qualifying matches to find the men’s team members.