As first reported on WWE.com, Shawn Michaels will captain the team of Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali and Cryme Tyme in facing captain JBL’s team of Kane, MVP, The Miz & John Morrison in a Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match.
Though the participants may not be familiar with teaming with one another, many of their opponents in this bout share heated rivalries. The captains for each team are no strangers to one another with the hatred between the two growing quickly, as illustrated by JBL’s actions on Raw.
Michaels and the self-made millionaire found their paths intertwined in the chase for Chris Jericho and Jericho’s World Heavyweight Title, respectively. It’s gotten personal and – more importantly – physical between HBK and JBL, most recently with Layfield annihilating The Showstopper during Michaels’ Last Man Standing Match against Jericho.
The opposing captains aren’t the only two to have history. The rivalry between Kane and Rey Mysterio has gone on for months, with Stephanie McMahon attempting to put to an end to it on Raw in a brutal No Disqualification Match which saw Mysterio once again put down the Big Red Monster.
An interesting addition to Shawn Michaels’ team will be SmackDown’s The Great Khali, who had an unexpected change of heart when he came to Mysterio’s aid against Mark Henry and Kane.
The Punjabi Giant won’t be the only Superstar representing SmackDown as Montel Vontavious Porter will be looking to turn things around in a big way with his unprecedented losing streak that has seen him as anything but SmackDown’s MVP.
Also, there is no love lost between The Miz & John Morrison and Cryme Tyme. Their rivalry started on WWE.com amongst their respective online shows and spilt over into some brutal in-ring battles.
With the high tension between many of the opponents in this bout, the match could possibly be one of the most brutal Elimination Matches in Survivor Series history. Witness the contest which carries on the team vs. team tradition live, as Survivor Series airs Sunday, Nov. 23, only on pay-per-view.