Big night of returns on WWE Raw
It was a big night of returns on WWE television tonight.
Stephanie McMahon, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman, Bo Dallas, JoJo, and Nia Jax all returned to TV on this week’s episode of Raw. Stephanie making an appearance was the storyline reason for Kurt Angle wrestling at Survivor Series, with her naming Angle the captain of Raw’s team for the pay-per-view. She threatened to find a new general manager if Raw doesn’t annihilate SmackDown.
No other members of Raw’s men’s division team for Survivor Series have been announced yet, but Dave Meltzer reported today that Strowman, Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns & Finn Balor would be teaming with Angle. Joe returned to Raw for the first time since he suffered a knee injury at a house show in August, defeating Apollo Crews in his first match back.
Strowman also returned at the end of tonight’s episode, emerging from a garbage truck like the one he was put in at TLC and going after The Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel. Dallas and JoJo were back on Raw after being off the road in recent weeks due to Dallas and Bray Wyatt being ill.
Raw’s women’s division team did add a member for Survivor Series, with Nia Jax joining Alicia Fox as she came back to Raw and defeated Bayley tonight. Jax had been taking time off and was scheduled to return today before the Raw roster flies to Glasgow, Scotland to begin WWE’s European tour.