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Backstage News On Survivor Series, Finn Balor Buried, NXT Heel Turn?

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Here is some more premium news regarding Survivor Series, Finn Balor being buried by Kane on RAW, a possible NXT heel turn and much more!

The WWE is looking to have a Special Guest Referee for Jinder Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series and has reached out to people like John Cena, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock as well as Shawn Michaels. If Shawn is to accept the job, it would be his second refereeing job that weekend as he will also serve as the referee for an NXT Title match at a live event in San Antonio on the preceding Friday.

It was not just fans who hated the WWE's decision to have Finn Balor lose clean to Kane on RAW. As it happened and people tweeted about it, even backstage officials verbally questioned the decision before giving up on it. Vince McMahon's apparent theory is that he can build Finn Balor back up and that he needs Kane to look strong. Kane is 50 years old.

The Smackdown team are not planning to involve either Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn (clearly, as he lost his qualifying match on the previous episode) on the Smackdown team at Survivor Series as WWE has different plans for them. As of Wednesday, the current plan is for Zayn and Owens to be involved in some kind of angle at the show rather than a match but that could change as we get closer to the date.

With RAW and Smackdown Live touring internationally, it is unlikely that we will see a RAW invasion angle on Smackdown until the go-home show for Survivor Series. This is not definitive but the schedules line up on that last week so it's most likely to occur at that point.

WWE had a great third-quarter release for their stock holders today with shares of the company as high as 4% today. We will have a detailed report on this later this week.

The current plan for NXT TakeOver: Wargames is for Roderick Strong to turn heel and align himself with the Undisputed Era. There are tentative plans to call up SAnitY and/or the Authors of Pain after the event but none of that is finalized yet.

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