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Raw may be making big moves to set-up Survivor Series tonight (Possible spoilers)

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With only a few weeks to set-up their next pay-per-view (PPV) and numerous roster issues over the last month impacting any long-term plans WWE may have had in place for Survivor Series, it’s not surprising the company would get busy building to the Nov. 19 event in Houston on Raw tonight.

According to a series of reports from PWInsider, they’ll be doing just that.

The following items, if they come to pass, constitute spoilers for the Oct. 23 Raw, tomorrow’s SmackDown LIVE and Survivor Series. You have been warned.

- Shane McMahon is backstage in Green Bay (site of tonight’s show). He could be there to announce the Raw vs. SmackDown men’s match for Houston. Numerous blue brand talents are said to be at the arena for Monday night’s filming. They could be there for the reveal of a traditional five-on-five elimination, or one of the other planned PPV bouts.

- Alexa Bliss and Natalya will have a champ vs. champ singles match at Survivor Series, but there will also be a women’s team match like last year.

- Sasha Banks and Bayley will wrestle tonight to determine who captains the red team.

- SmackDown will hold a 5way match tomorrow to determine the captain of their women’s squad.

- Brock Lesnar will accept Jinder Mahal’s challenge, and folks backstage think John Cena may be the guest referee for that non-title match.

- Other expected champ vs. champ matches for Survivor Series include Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins against The Usos, and Baron Corbin against The Miz.

- Kane vs. Braun Strowman is probably happening, and may be further set-up tonight with Kane backstage in Wisconsin.

- In other not fully-interbrand action, the cruiserweights will have a Team Enzo vs. Team Kalisto match which is expected to be announced tonight. It does have some SmackDown flavor, with Sin Cara joining his old tag partner’s squad along with Mustafa Ali, Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander against Amore, Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, Noam Dar and Ariya Daivari.

Interesting that, if Insider’s sources are right, there’s nothing for Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt or Kevin Owens planned. They could be booked for something later - and team matches would make it easy to get them on the card on short notice - but it may be a sign the company isn’t counting on them to be back by the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

We’ll see how much of this plays out tonight, and in the weeks ahead.


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