To his future opponent, what did Joe have to say?
His decision to join Team SmackDown in their upcoming Survivor Series match, Samoa Joe had a message for SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon.
To a majority of the RAW roster, SmackDown invaded RAW after the TLC pay-per-view and laid waste. For the Survivor Series pay-per-view both brands began building up their teams and will feature both men and women’s teams from RAW and SmackDown going head-to-head.
Bobby Roode, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shane McMahon and Shinsuke Nakamura are the SmackDown Men’s Team while The Raw Men’s Team is comprised of Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Jason Jordan, Kurt Angle and Joe.
Joe suggested that McMahon adding himself to the SmackDown Men’s Team was the path of ego and Joe said that “men are privy to follow two paths in life; the path of ego and the path of wisdom.”
As he did the exact same thing last year at the request of SmackDown’s General Manager Daniel Bryan, this isn’t the first time McMahon has included himself in a Survivor Series match.
In their brand battles, last year’s SamckDown Men’s Team emerged from Survivor Series victorious and continued the tradition of SmackDown. Last year, McMahon played a part in eliminating Strowman from the match last year but was removed from the match after being knocked out by a spear from Roman Reigns.
Before the Survivor Series pay-per-view, next week is the final week of WWE television and for their invasion and assault weeks ago, fans have been expecting RAW to get payback on the SmackDown Brand.