Hot off an astonishing ending to Monday Night Raw, WWE has posted the official match preview, for this Sunday’s Survivor Series! With Rey’s return as the mystery tag partner, the match will now consist of Rey Mysterio, The Usos: Jimmy and Jey, and Tag Team Champions Goldust & Cody Rhodes VS. The Shield, and All-Americans: Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger in a traditional elimination tag match! WWE wrote:
As if the much-anticipated Survivor Series pay-per-view wasn’t already overflowing with intriguing matchups, former World Champion Rey Mysterio is returning from injury to team with WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Usos against The Shield and The Real Americans in a blockbuster Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match!
Featuring many of WWE’s most exciting and explosive Superstars — in addition to the long-awaited return of The Ultimate Underdog — this talent-laden contest guarantees high-octane action at WWE’s fall classic. The Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match stipulates that the teams will compete in a five-on-five tag contest with the added twist that Superstars are eliminated individually — via pinfall, submission, disqualification or count-out — until one squad has no members remaining. Making the WWE fan favorite contest even more exciting this year is the fact that many of the combatants are already quite familiar with one another.
Although Rhodes and Goldust defended their titles against Jimmy & Jey Uso and The Shield’s Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Hell in a Cell, the WWE Tag Team Champions more often have found themselves fighting side-by-side with The Usos. Facing common enemies in The Hounds of Justice and Zeb Colter’s patriotic pair, the foursome of brothers figures to be a dangerous and cohesive unit come Nov. 24. The addition of Mysterio — who has been out of action since Feb. 4 with a leg injury — as the fifth member of the team brings even more experience and high-flying offense to the Nov. 24 showdown.
Like their opposition, The Shield and The Real Americans also have common goals — or targets — and should form a daunting Survivor Series squad. Although Rollins, Reigns and United States Champion Dean Ambrose haven’t exactly played nice with their fellow Superstars in the past, their intensity and pack-of-dogs mentality are perfect for a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. If the black-clad trio manages to stay on the same page with Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro — who have shown impressive teamwork in their own right — this will be a big, strong, mean and technical team.
Will the Rhodes boys, The Usos and Mysterio be able to take down The Shield and The Real Americans? Or, will a returning Ultimate Underdog and his squad come up short at WWE’s fall classic? Find out live on pay-per-view when Survivor Series airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.