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SmackDown Men’s Survivor Series team revealed, including a re-named Superstar

It was a very news-y edition of WWE Backstage on FS1 last night (Nov. 12)... even before a certain Straight-Edge Superstar showed up.

Amidst the re-signings & injury updates, and prior that “TUNE IN NEXT WEEK!” surprise ending, SmackDown’s Men’s Survivor Series team was announced. In the process, a guy regained his kayfabe first name.

No surprise that Roman Reigns will lead Team Blue. His squad is an interesting mix of size, speed and skill. It’s mostly babyfaces, with one exception. Who’s with the Big Dog? It’s Braun Strowman, King Corbin, Shorty G, and...

That’s right. Coming off a great profile by CBS News which got a lot of attention where he was referred to as “WWE Superstar Mustafa Ali”, Ali gets back the name he lost just six months ago.

We now know 23 of the line-up for the men’s elimination match, with only Team NXT yet to be announced. Here’s an updated look at the entire card for Nov. 24’s PPV in Rosemont, Illiniois:

  • Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Rey Mysterio for the WWE championship
  • Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch
  • The New Day vs. Viking Raiders vs. Undisputed ERA
  • AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Ricochet, Kevin Owens & Drew McIntyre) vs. Team SmackDown (Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, King Corbin, Mustafa Ali & Shorty G) vs. Team NXT (TBD)
  • Team Raw (TBD) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Carmella, Dana Brooke + 2) vs. Team NXT (TBD)

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