We made it!
The road to Survivor Series is getting close to an end, but tonight we’ll see what the blue brand has to say about what’s coming up. The big story about our champion Bray Wyatt is his attack on Daniel Bryan last week. Well, this time around, Bryan will respond to the attack… on a special episode of MizTV! Will the host and guest get along long enough to be given a Mandible Claw?
As for the episode title, both the Men’s Team and Women’s Team may change going forward. On the women’s side, Nikki Cross wants to join Team SmackDown, but captain Sasha Banks isn’t willing to just let it happen. Instead, Cross must defeat the champion, Bayley, in a non-title match. Hm… Sasha getting Bayley to do the work for her? If you know where to look, there’s evidence the Boss is not the friend she claims.
Meanwhile, the men’s team has been announced in full, but King Corbin is none too happy with being the odd man out on his team. He’s demanding his allies Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler join him, and to that end, he’s talked Mustafa Ali — yes, he has two names again — and (sigh) Shorty G into putting their spots on the line. Will Corbin cheat his way to getting teammates he wants, and if he does, how will the rest of the squad feel?
But wait! There’s more! Last week, Kofi Kingston and Big E won the SmackDown tag titles from the Revival. This would seem to mean that they, not the Revival, will step in with the War Raiders and reDRagon at Survivor Series. HOWEVER, while there was no rematch clause automatically triggered, the New Day are willing to act like there was and grant the Revival another chance to get into the match. The tag belts are back on the line — will the New Day’s 7th title reign be as unimpressive as Charlotte’s 10th? Or will the straight-ahead brawlers fall again to the Power of Positivity?
Oh, right, one more thing — who from Raw or NXT is in attendance? And has NXT considered that they’re going to have a lot of their top stars compete at Survivor Series just off of WarGames? Is NXT continuity official? Many questions!
Sports report: tonight’s events wi- (gets smashed in the face with a helmet)
- ESPN — it’s an NBA doubleheader! Up first it’s Jazz/Grizzlies, with the nightcap being Celtics/Warriors!
- ESPN2 — Team USA in men’s soccer looks to avenge their biggest pratfall by beating Canada in Orlando, then college football presents Fresno State against San Diego State!
- ESPNU — The Backyard Brawl is back as West Virginia faces Pitt in men’s hoops! Then it’s a clash of Cougars as BYU takes on Houston on the hardwood!
- CBSSN — Conference USA could be seeing a preview of their football championship game as Louisiana Tech goes to Marshall!
- NBCSN — In between episodes of Monster Trucks and American Ninja Warrior, we have more college hoops as Alabama faces Rhode Island!
- FS1 — …never mind, just NASCAR.
If you have regional programming, the SEC Network has Gonzaga at Texas A&M, while the ACC Network has a showcase for future #1 Duke!
All right, we’ve been over the rules. Obey the mod’s instructions at all times. Now touch gloves and enjoy the weekend!