Shane McMahon and Paige chose the captains for the SmackDown LIVE Men’s Survivor Series team
SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Paige kicked off the blue brand in Manchester, England. Shane-O-Mac addressed his surprising and controversial WWE World Cup victory (after a quick photo-op with the trophy), saying that he didn’t actually think he was the best in the world and that the WWE World Cup trophy belonged to everyone on SmackDown LIVE.
Shane introduced the team captain of the Men’s SmackDown LIVE Survivor Series team: Daniel Bryan. The “Yes!” Man was honored by the distinction, but he was immediately interrupted by The Miz. The A-Lister, who was injured during a pre-match brawl prior to the start of the WWE World Cup Final, argued that he and Shane were co-holders of the best in the world title and that he should be chose over Bryan as the captain of Team SmackDown.
Shane and Paige, surprisingly, agreed with Miz, but they also weren’t looking to remove Bryan, so they announced Miz and Bryan would be co-captains of the squad. And although that team seemed destined to fail, Miz and Bryan astoundingly agreed several minutes later that Shane McMahon should be the first to join the team, and Shane-O-Mac accepted the offer!