This past week on SmackDown LIVE, the WWE Universe were left feeling rather shocked when Baron Corbin was removed from the brand's Survivor Series team.
After Daniel Bryan initially issued the challenge to Monday Night Raw, he then picked his five-man team, which saw AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and Corbin all selected for this month's pay-per-view.
At the start of the show, all men were in the middle of the ring, with Shane McMahon alongside them. The commissioner issued a six-man tag team match involving all five of the Survivor Series members, only for Corbin to refuse and leave the ring.
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This then led to The Lone Wolf being put in a singles match against the returning Kalisto. The bout ended with Corbin suffering an injury, which is believed to be a work, to his knee, ruling him out of Survivor Series.
At the end of the show, Bryan confirmed that Corbin was out and that he had to find a replacement. His replacement, was none other than Shane McMahon.
Despite the packed roster for SmackDown LIVE, Bryan refused to pick another full-time wrestler and instead, opted for a part-time guy in McMahon.
However, there is a good reason behind his choice and behind WWE's booking.
According to NoDQ, they made a last minute change to withdraw Corbin and replace him with McMahon in order to draw more attention to the match and the PPV itself.
As for Corbin, he is still being considered for the future, and the officials do still have plans for him going forward.
Survivor Series takes place next weekend at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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