The twists and turns for Survivor Series keep coming as Rey Mysterio has been replaced on Team Raw by Austin Theory.
After his son was kicked off Team Raw on November 8th, WWE legend Rey Mysterio has now met the same fate.
Upset at how Adam Pearce had thrown Dominik in a match against Bobby Lashley the previous week after promising Rey he’d be on Team Raw, the elder Mysterio confronted the WWE Official backstage. Pearce was less than impressed with Mysterio questioning his integrity, so booked Rey in a match with his son’s conqueror, Bobby Lashley.
Fast forward to the main event, and as usual the All-Mighty was in no mood for sympathy. He beat Mysterio from pillar to post but the former World Heavyweight Champion wouldn’t quit. Mysterio mounted a comeback hitting the 619 before going for the pin.
Despite taking the best shot that Mysterio had to offer, Lashley sat up, rolled backwards still holding Mysterio before crushing him in the Hurt Lock.
After the match Adam Pearce was interviewed backstage, before grabbing the mic and walking to the ring. The official then announced that Rey would also be removed from Team Raw for his own welfare and a replacement would be announced later. As Pearce turned to leave Austin Theory ran in the ring laying out Dominik.
Pearce said he liked what he saw from the young Superstar, immediately naming him as Mysterio’s replacement.
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2021
You can read the updated card for Survivor Series below.
- WWE Champion Big E vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
- Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
- United States Champion Damian Priest vs. Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura
- Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
- Women’s five-on-five elimination match: Team Raw (Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Carmella & Zelina Vega) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Natalya, and unconfirmed)
- Men’s five-on-five elimination match: Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Austin Theory & Bobby Lashley) vs. Team SmackDown (Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Xavier Woods, Baron Corbin, and unconfirmed)