WWE officials could be planning to turn Jason Jordan heel at Survivor Series.
It was announced on Monday’s episode of WWE Raw in Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena that Jason Jordan would be the final member of the men’s Team Raw against Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.
WWE officials have been planning for the return of Roman Reigns with the idea that the former WWE Champion would return to action by the Survivor Series. Original plans called for Reigns to be part of the men’s Team Raw.
Now, there’s speculation that Reigns will join Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as part of The Shield to take on former SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day in a six-man tag team match at Survivor Series. Reigns slated to appear on next week’s episode of Raw.
Dave Meltzer speculated on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that Jordan could possibly turn heel in the match and turn on his team by costing them the match. This all is based on WWE not adding Reigns to the match and replacing Jordan. WWE issued the following on Jordan being added to the match:
“One week after SmackDown put Raw under siege, Commissioner Stephanie McMahon returned to Raw to name General Manager Kurt Angle the Team Red Captain for the Men’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, and The Olympic Hero wasted no time picking his squad.
At WWE TLC, the WWE Hall of Famer returned to action for the first time in over 11 years, battling alongside Raw Tag Team Champion Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins. The Olympic Gold Medalist exploded back into competition and looked like he hadn’t lost a step, though his back will truly be against the wall in the Nov. 19 showdown. Raw’s Commissioner made it clear that Angle’s position with Monday Night Raw will be in jeopardy if he doesn’t completely show up the blue brand, and The Olympic Hero went big for his first pick, naming Braun Strowman to his team over Twitter following The Monster Among Men's hellacious return from being thrown into the back of a garbage truck at WWE TLC.
After Randy Orton defeated Sami Zayn to become SmackDown’s first member, Shinsuke Nakamura vanquished Kevin Owens, and Bobby Roode outlasted Dolph Ziggler in a 2-out-of-3-Falls Match to win their way onto the squad as well. SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon also named himself captain after his sister appointed Angle to the helm of Team Red.
The next week on Monday Night Raw, the red brand filled the remaining three spots on its roster. First, after a raucous brawl between Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor, Angle named both Superstars to the team, citing their intensity as the exact element Raw needed to defeat SmackDown. Then, to round out the squad, Angle bestowed the final position to his son, Jason Jordan.
But who will fill the final slot on Team SmackDown as the two brands speed toward a collision for brand supremacy? Find out in the coming weeks on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE! And don’t miss Survivor Series, Sunday, Nov. 19, at a special start time of 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.”
The Survivor Series pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured. Here is the updated card:
--- Non-Title Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal
--- Non-Title Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya
--- Non-Title Match: Baron Corbin vs. The Miz
--- Non-Title Tag Team Match: Cesaro and Sheamus vs. The Usos
--- Male 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Kurt Angle (Team Captain), Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe and Jason Jordan vs. Shane McMahon (Team Captain), Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura and TBA
--- Female 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Alicia Fox (Team Captain), Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax, and Asuka vs. Becky Lynch (Team Captain), Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Naomi, Charlotte Flair
--- Cruiserweight Title Match: Enzo Amore © vs. Kalisto