This week’s episode of SmackDown Live opened with Commissioner Shane McMahon decrying the actions of Kane during this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw. He also suggested a setup, that Stephanie McMahon and Kurt Angle were in on the decision to attack the blue brand’s General Manager, Daniel Bryan, who was making a friendly visit.
Then, as was rumored, he officially announced he will be the captain of the SmackDown men’s Survivor Series team:
Commissioner @shanemcmahon says #RAW will have HELL to pay at #SurvivorSeries, & HE will lead the way as #SmackDown's Team Captain! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/ZnykxO5AJz— WWE (@WWE) November 1, 2017
It’s worth noting he said “as of right now,” which would seem to imply his status could change in the weeks ahead.
He joins Randy Orton against Angle and Braun Strowman. More participants to the match will be revealed tonight and in the weeks to come.