A number of news notes regarding Crown Jewel and Survivor Series emerged from tonight’s episode of SmackDown.
SmackDown when Shane McMahon met with Randy Orton, The Miz, Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy ahead of their participation in the Crown Jewel World Cup tournament. McMahon said that he couldn’t allow Stephanie McMahon and Raw to win the World Cup tournament, saying that that if someone loses against the Raw partcipant in the finals, they would no longer be on SmackDown.
Meanwhile, General Manager Paige met with Charlotte backstage. Paige offered Charlotte the opportunity to captain the Smackdown women’s team in the Raw vs. SmackDown Survivor Series elimination match. Charlotte rejected the offer, saying that she didn’t feel she was the right person for the job. Paige told her to think about it.
It was also mentioned during commentary that the Intercontinental champion would meet the United States champion at Survivor Series. That would mean a Seth Rollins/Shinsuke Nakamura bout, but that has yet to be officially confirmed. Ronda Rousey, the Raw women’s champion, is already set to challenge SmackDown women’s champion Becky Lynch.