Ahead of the Survivor Series, Team Raw’s final line-up for the traditional five-vs-five match against Team Smackdown Live was tweaked as an injury to Jason Jordan, Kurt Angle’s son, saw him getting the boot and replaced by Triple H on the team.
The theme of the show was largely based on Stephanie McMahon’s The Authority versus Kurt Angle, this time dragging Jordan into the conflict. Jordan had been set to be part of Team Raw for Survivor Series, but an injury allowed McMahon to put pressure on the Raw General Manager to remove his son from the team.
As Angle came out to the ring to make the announcement, a hobbling Jordan begged and pleaded with his father to let him stay on the team, convinced that he would recover in time for the event, but McMahon soon came out and told Angle to "get on with it".
Angle then tried to buy more time before Triple H’s music hit, which was the first time we saw The Game on the main roster since Wrestlemania (excluding NXT Takeovers). He stormed the ring, got in the face of Angle, and announced that the final spot now belongs to him before giving Jordan a Pedigree for good measure.
Team Raw is now made up of Kurt Angle (Captain), Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman and Triple H, while the Smackdown Live team consists of Shane McMahon (Captain), Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and John Cena.
Survivor Series will broadcast live and begin with the Kickoff pre-show from 6am (Malaysia time) November 20