According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE were forced to change their plans for the Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match after an injury to Mandy Rose.
Speaking on the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer noted that Rose suffered a nasty injury during the November 9 edition of Monday Night Raw and the change in personnel is down to that grievance.
The injury occurred following the culmination of Asuka vs. Nia Jax for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship when an all-out brawl ensued. Hurled through the middle rope by the challenger, Rose seemed to miss the middle rope and land hard on her her left shoulder on the apron.
As she rolled gingerly to the arena floor, Rose could be seen clutching her feeler and in obvious distress.
To write the star and her partner out of Survivor Series – where she was due to team with Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana and Dana Brooke as Team Raw – Rose teamed with Brooke and Asuka to battle Jax, Baszler and Lana on the recent episode of Raw where her arm was further injured by a stomp into the ring steps.
Backstage, Reckoning, the artist formerly known as Mia Yim, attacked Dana Brooke to also write her out of the bout.
Adam Pearce appeared on-screen in order to announce that Rose and Brooke were not medically cleared to compete and would be replaced by Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans.
Team Raw (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans) will battle Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan) with the final two members still to be decided on the November 20 Friday Night SmackDown.