Report: Injury Forced WWE to Change Survivor Series Plans

The Survivor Series card received some noticeable tweaks during this week's Monday Night Raw. On top of Drew McIntyre replacing Orton in the champion vs. champion bout with Roman Reigns, Raw was forced to replace both Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke with Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce on the Women's Survivor Series elimination tag match team. In the storyline it was because a) Shayna Baszler wound up hurting Rose in a six-woman tag match and b) Reckoning (Mia Yim) attacked Brooke backstage. But in reality, according to Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer, it's because Rose is dealing with an injury.

For those who missed it, last week's Raw saw a brawl break out between the members of Team Raw following a match between Nia Jax and Asuka. Jax tossed Rose over the top rope at one point, and the latter wound up landing awkwardly on the apron shoulder-first.

Meltzer also clarified that Brooke is fine and that her injury is merely apart of a storyline.

The storyline surrounding Team Raw is that Lana keeps trying to prove herself to both Jax and Baszler, only for Jax to repeatedly drive her through the commentary table. She's sent "The Ravishing Russian" crashing through the table for the past nine weeks.

Despite still not being a tag team, Royce and Evans seemed excited about being added to the match.


Check out the updated card for Sunday's Survivor Series below:

  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
  • Men's Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match: Team Raw (Keith Lee, AJ Styles, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins, TBD)
  • Women's Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce) vs. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, TBD)
  • Raw Women's Champion Asuka vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks
  • United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
  • Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits
  • The Undertaker's "Final Farewell" appearance