Due to the uneventful delay on an aircraft in Saudi Arabia that happened due to mechanical faults, several SmackDown superstars missed the WWE SmackDown where several NXT superstars such as Adam Cole, Tommaso Ciampa, Shanaya Baszler, and Rhea Ripley were seen invading the game.
WWE SmackDown was supposed to take place in Buffalo, N.Y. But then, according to the latest update on WWE News, a major fraction of the WWE roster was stuck in Saudi Arabia, ie., their return following the disappointing Crown Jewel PPV, broadcasted on Thursday.
Post SmackDown, WWE NXT Superstars looked towards the Red Brand. RAW was invaded by the NXT Superstars in the previous week. After this valiant act by the NXT Superstars, the crowds were expecting that the main roster of the Superstars would have some kind of response since NXT was a WWE development brand.
The invasion was carefully planned to set up the stage for the Survivor Series, where WWE- Raw, SmackDown and NXT will be competing against one another for the ultimate supremacy. However, it went on to put up a show out of whatever SmackDown had left with it.
WWE SmackDown Superstars outraged in response to this invasion publicly. They took a vow for revenge. Meanwhile, SmackDown Superstar Roman Reigns took this issue to twitter and warned the wrestlers from WWE’s Black and Gold development brand by tweeting:
“I respect y’all stepping up…but don’t get too comfortable in my yard. @WWENXT”
But the Superstars from the Red Brand refused to be agitated by mere threat tweets. THE OC which runs the RAW literally took it upon themselves to avenge the invasion from the previous week. Mauro Ranallo played a video clip to the WWE Universe starring AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, ‘The OC’. They attacked all the four members of The Undisputed Era in the NXT parking lot.
The Undisputed Era was amongst the NXT Superstars of WWE who stormed WWE RAW last Monday. There was a spat between the Undisputed Era and Roman Reigns when Triple H was convincing Roman to join NXT for the Survivor Series.
After defeating the Undisputed Era and Adam Cole, The OC’s AJ Styles shared a photograph online, of him next to the Gallows and Anderson on Twitter.
Following this incident, the O.C. invaded the NXT ring and declared that they were taking control of the show as revenge for the Black and Gold Brand’s invasion on The Red Brand. Survivor Series is scheduled to begin on the 24th of November and with NXT being added to the list, there’s clearly a storm brewing. The NXT fights for a third brand status and may potentially get rid of the ‘Development’ brand tag.