Jinder Mahal might have been the one to throw down the gauntlet for a Champion vs. Champion Match against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, but it will be new WWE Champion AJ Styles who stands in the path of The Beast Incarnate next Sunday night in Houston.Following The Phenomenal One’s defeat of The Modern Day Maharaja on SmackDown LIVE in Manchester, U.K., Lesnar and his associate Paul Heyman now look to invite an entirely different potential resident to Suplex City at WWE’s fall classic.Most “don’t want none” from Styles, but The Phenomenal One has never faced anyone like The Conqueror. Styles had best be watching with the rest of us when Lesnar and Heyman make their red brand return.Two days after Kurt Angle finalized his Survivor Series squad by adding Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe to the mix, SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon dropped a social media bombshell by selecting 16-time World Champion John Cena as the fifth member of his team.Team Red is full of heavy-hitters, including Bálor, Joe, Braun Strowman, Jason Jordan and Angle himself, but the addition of The Cenation Leader just might tip the scales in favor of the blue brand. How will Monday Night Raw respond to this challenge?Alicia Fox is as unstable as they come, but she’s clearly taking her captainship of the Raw Women’s Survivor Series team seriously.Last Monday night, Fox added Asuka and Sasha Banks to her team, which also includes herself and the forceful Nia Jax. Who will fill that all-too-crucial final slot? We’ll find out on Raw when Bayley, Mickie James and Dana Brooke collide in a Triple Threat Match, with the winner becoming the fifth Superstar to represent Team Red in the Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match.Braun Strowman’s Running Powerslam has taken out countless Superstars over the past few months, but for Kane last Monday night, The Monster Among Men’s ring-shaking finishing maneuver barely made an impact.Sitting up in true Big Red Machine fashion after being planted into the canvas, Kane was ultimately driven off after a massive clothesline sent him over the top rope (he landed on his feet, by the way), but something tells us the masked terror isn’t finished with Strowman just yet.Don’t miss any of the action on Monday Night Raw, tonight.
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