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Smackdown challenges RAW to three matches at Survivor Series

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We are still over a month away from Survivor Series, but already it is shaping up to be one of the best editions of the show for a long time.

With the constant rumours of a showdown between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg, not much focus has been put on other matches we may see at the event.

Making the first move

Well tonight on Smackdown, we saw the first moves towards establishing some other matches for the event.


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The traditional Survivor Series five on five elimination tag match has been a tradition of the event for many years.

It looks like we could be set for three of the matches this year however and with the brand split, it will provide a chance to see old rivalries renewed.

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It all started on Smackdown tonight as Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan issued the challenge to their rivals on RAW.

Suggesting three different Survivor Series style matches, Smackdown has made the first move now that they have no exclusive PPV's remaining between now and then.

McMahon and Bryan have challenged RAW to a men's five on five match, a women's five on five match and a tag team five on five match.

The men's and women's five on five matches should be the highlight of the event (unless Goldberg vs Lesnar takes place), but the tag team one will be unlike anything seen before.

It could see up to 20 superstars crowd the ring at the same time as they join the battle for brand supremacy.

These three match would presumably be quite time consuming though meaning that the entire show may happen without any matches for the Women's, US or Intercontinental championships.

Matches for the WWE and Universal titles would probably still be included, but it will be interesting to see just how stretched some rosters become trying to deal with the requirements of three Survivor Series matches.

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