After Bray Wyatt and the rest of the Wyatt Family attacked Undertaker following his classic Hell in a Cell match with Brock Lesnar, many believed that WWE would team Undertaker up with three partners, one of them obviously being Kane, and have Undertaker’s team of four take on the Wyatt Family at Survivor Series.
As the weeks progressed, it became apparent that WWE wasn’t planning on giving Undertaker and Kane two other partners, and it was rumored that the Brothers of Destruction would be forced to take on the entire Wyatt Family in a two-on-four handicap match at Survivor Series.
Well, following Tuesday’s SmackDown taping, we can finally put all the rumors surrounding the stipulation of the match to bed, as it’ll now be just a regular two-on-two tag-team match at the pay-per-view.
Smackdown opened with the Wyatt Family in the ring, with Bray Wyatt cutting a promo. In the promo, Bray challenged both Undertaker and Kane to a tag-team match at Survivor Series, with their opponents being whichever two members of the Wyatt Family that Bray chooses.
At the end of the promo, Bray told Undertaker and Kane that he wanted their answer by the end of the night, which he got.
Following the main-event, which saw Jimmy and Jey Uso defeat Luke Harper and Erick Rowan via disqualification after Bray and Braun Strowman interfered, the lights went out, and Undertaker’s voice played over the PA system, as “The Deadman” accepted Wyatt’s challenge for Survivor Series.
This was the follow up to the angle on Monday’s RAW, where both Undertaker and Kane laid out the entire Wyatt Family as the show went off the air. The segment between the two factions garnered a lot of criticism, mainly from Figure Four Online’s Bryan Alvarez, who pointed out that there’s no need for a match to take place now, because two men — Undertaker and Kane — just got their revenge by laying out four men — Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman.
“It was four-on-two, but Undertaker and Kane destroyed them, including throwing Braun Strowman over the announcer’s table, laying him out. They gave the double chokeslam to Bray Wyatt, they laid out everybody. They destroyed the family two-on-four, so they don’t need to have a match after this. They don’t even need to have the match now, because they just got their revenge here on this show, and I guess we’re going to pay to see more revenge at Survivor Series.”
There is a strong chance that the two Wyatt Family members that Bray chooses to face Undertaker and Kane are himself and Braun Strowman, as there have been rumors that Undertaker will face Strowman in a one-on-one match at WrestleMania 32, and having the two of them do something with each other at Survivor Series, which would likely be Strowman laying out Undertaker, would be a great way to kick off that feud, although a singles match between the two will probably be lackluster at best.
Another rumored opponent for Undertaker at WrestleMania is John Cena, as the two of them have never faced each other on a major stage. So if the plan is for Undertaker to face Cena next April, then the Brothers of Destruction will likely defeat the Wyatt Family at Survivor Series, which would end that feud, so “The Deadman” can begin his feud with John Cena leading into WrestleMania.
Regardless of what WWE’s WrestleMania plans are for Undertaker, the feeling is that he will win his match at Survivor Series just because it’s being promoted as the 25th anniversary of “The Phenom.” So WWE probably doesn’t want one of their greatest creations to lose on an anniversary show, no matter what the plans are going forward.
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