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November 20, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Survivor Series card changes, McGregor incident, more

The WWE switched around the Survivor Series show this past week, adding HHH to the Raw team, changing the Smackdown women’s title and officially adding The Shield vs. The New Day.

The original lineup had looked lackluster, but changes done were for the better, particularly long-term.

HHH will replace Jason Jordan on the Raw team, which seemed to open the door for a Jordan heel turn, as well as a HHH vs. Kurt Angle confrontation that had been talked about as the end game for Angle ever since his return.

The 11/19 show at the Toyota Center in Houston is headlined by a Raw vs. Smackdown elimination match with HHH & Angle & Samoa Joe & Finn Balor & Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon & John Cena & Randy Orton & Bobby Roode & Shinsuke Nakamura.

While a lot of ticket sales of late have been soft, and Brooklyn couldn’t sell out anything but SummerSlam when they had four straight dates in August, there are almost no primary tickets remaining for not only Survivor Series, but also for both Raw and Smackdown, at the Toyota Center, over the next two days.

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