Normally around this time of year, we see one of the main roster WWE brands invade the other brand’s show in the lead up to Survivor Series. However, this is something we likely aren’t going to see this year.
While Survivor Series is going to be Raw vs. SmackDown, Dave Meltzer is reporting that we likely aren’t going to see an invasion of either show on TV due to safety measures imposed as a result of COVID.
Speaking on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer noted that WWE wants to keep the rosters as separate as possible right now to risk the transmission of COVID in between rosters. Here’s exactly what he had to say on the matter:
“If you noticed RAW and SmackDown haven’t even been sending people yet because they wanna keep those separate because if something happens they only want one brand infected. If you build it up the way it was last year where they had people from all three shows that she says that if someone is infected from the Performance Center it’s going to spread to all three rosters because if something happens they only want one brand infected.”
This certainly makes sense, and while it may mean that we don’t get to see the invasion angle this year that almost always delivers, it is undeniably the safest and most responsible thing to do in the middle of a pandemic.
This is reportedly the reason that NXT isn’t going to be involved with this year’s Survivor Series too, despite winning pretty much all of their matches at last year’s show. You can read more about that by clicking here.