Ahead of Survivor Series, a couple of spots have opened up on Team SmackDown.
Aliyah and Sami Zayn were removed from their respective Survivor Series teams on tonight's episode of SmackDown. Aliyah was removed from the women's team by Sonya Deville, while Zayn lost his spot on the men's team when he was defeated by Jeff Hardy.
WWE hasn't announced who will be replacing Aliyah and Zayn.
Aliyah made her SmackDown in-ring debut tonight, teaming with Sasha Banks & Naomi to defeat Shotzi, Shayna Baszler & Natalya in a six-woman tag match. Aliyah got the win for her team when Naomi helped her reverse the Sharpshooter into a pin. That assist from Naomi came when Natalya grabbed the rope for extra leverage while she had Aliyah in the Sharpshooter.
Despite Aliyah getting the win, Deville informed her that she's no longer on Team SmackDown. Deville is currently feuding with Naomi.
Hardy and Zayn's match was made when Zayn went to Adam Pearce and tried to get Pearce to remove Hardy from Team SmackDown. NXT's Von Wagner was in Pearce's office when Zayn went to him, but Wagner wasn't identified by name.
Survivor Series is taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, November 21. Here's the updated card for the pay-per-view:
- Non-title match: WWE Champion Big E vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
- Non-title match: Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair
- Women's five-on-five elimination match: Team Raw (Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Carmella & Zelina Vega) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Natalya, and a partner)
- Men's five-on-five elimination match: Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio & Bobby Lashley) vs. Team SmackDown (Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Xavier Woods, Baron Corbin, and a partner)