WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view takes place this Sunday on November 19, so would expect the company to crank up their build-up for the show on this week's go-home episodes of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.
The theme for Survivor Series is Raw vs SmackDown, and currently, the blue brand is on top after they took the red brand's show under siege a couple of weeks ago, with several SmackDown superstars attacking Raw superstars backstage.
The only response Raw has had to this siege so far is when Kane attacked Daniel Bryan when the SmackDown general manager visited the red brand a week later.
The New Day performed a fake siege for SmackDown on last week's Raw and cost Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins their Raw Tag Team titles, but no red brand superstar is yet to appear on the blue brand as part of the Survivor Series build-up.
It has been rumored for weeks that at some point before Survivor Series, Raw will invade SmackDown in order to get their own back, and with only one more SmackDown show before the pay-per-view, it means Raw's siege of SmackDown will have to happen this week.
According to PWInsider, three Raw superstars are slated to appear at this week's SmackDown in Charlotte, North Carolina, and they will most likely be leading the charge for the red brand. These three superstars are Rollins, Ambrose, and Roman Reigns who are collectively known as The Shield.
More Raw superstars are expected to be on this week's SmackDown as well since it would be their last opportunity to take the show under siege before the pay-per-view on Sunday, but The Shield's presence on the blue brand will be to set up their speculated Survivor Series match against The New Day, who cost Ambrose and Rollins their Raw Tag Team Championships last week.
If The Shield vs The New Day is booked for Survivor Series, this will be The Hounds of Justice's first match together since they took on Evolution at Payback 2014, one night before Rollins turned on his Shield brothers.
If Reigns appears on WWE television this week as well, this will be his first appearance in the WWE since before the TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view, as he has been out of action for the past couple of weeks with a medical issue.