The WWE Universe is buzzing after four huge stars return to Monday Night Raw


Last week, Monday Night Raw found themselves 'under siege' as SmackDown Live invaded the WWE's flagship show and got the ball rolling for Survivor Series on November 19.

While plenty of champions Vs champions matches have been announced for the pay-per-view - with Universal champion Brock Lesnar taking on WWE champion Jinder Mahal the pick of the bunch - it seems the traditional five-on-five Survivor Series matches will get a large piece of the spotlight, too.

Both men and women will have their own five-on-five matches and general manager Kurt Angle was about to announce his team last week before Shane McMahon and his SD Live troops interrupted proceedings.

On this week's episode of Raw, Angle came out to explain his actions and address the Raw roster.

However, the Olympic Hero was interrupted by the first major return of the night.

Stephanie McMahon

The Billion Dollar Princess hasn't been seen on Raw television (she briefly appeared when Kevin Owens headbutted her father Vince McMahon and SmackDown) since her husband Triple H accidentally put her through a table at WrestleMania 33 at the hands of Seth Rollins.

After six months off TV, Stephanie interrupted Angle's address and very quickly returned to her grating heel persona.

She berated Angle for allowing the SD Live invasion to happen before naming him the captain of the Raw Survivor Series team. Stephanie, the commissioner of Raw, also told Angle he would lose his job if Raw did not win at the PPV.

Nia Jax

Another huge female return came in the shape of Nia Jax. The cousin of The Rock had taken a few weeks off television in order to recharge her batteries, according to Alexa Bliss.

At the time, many speculated that she was going to walk out on the company just like Neville had only a week prior. Her silence on the matter and social media only fuelled reports.

However, when Alicia Fox, the captain of the women's Survivor Series team, was meant to face Bayley, she inserted Jax into the picture instead and declared whoever won, would be the first recruit to Team Raw. Jax dealt with Bayley in a matter of minutes.

Samoa Joe

The Destroyer is back! Joe hasn't been seen since the fatal-four-way at SummerSlam for the Universal title, but he made his presence felt directly after Jax's victory.

The Samoan Submission Machine sauntered past Fox and Jax on the ramp before cutting a promo where he ran down the crowd and went right back to his villainous ways.

He then took on Apollo Crews and showed he is totally over his knee injury by finishing both Crews and Titus O'Neill with the Coquina Clutch.

Braun Strowman

At the climax of the show, the Monster Among Men made his first appearance since the Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV.

The last time we saw Strowman, his four tag team partners, led by The Miz, were packing him into a garbage truck. Of course, being compacted in such a vehicle would kill you, but not Strowman.

He rose at the end of Raw to chase down The Miz and his Miztourage and Angle will surely find a spot for him on Team Raw in the next few weeks.

Twitter had plenty to say about the comebacks too:

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