In a report provided by Fightful Select, there was a backstage rumor on a match that was apparently planned to air on last week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown but was scrapped at the last minute. WWE had planned to have a qualifying match that would see Big E. join Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.
The match was ultimately pulled from the FOX Network broadcast for November 13 due to time constraints. WWE’s creative team had reportedly planned to add Big E. to Team SmackDown for the Survivor Series match some weeks ago.
A lot of the decisions on who would fill in the teams for the Team RAW vs. Team SmackDown elimination matches were reportedly set weeks before Sunday’s event. If this is the case, there’s still time for Big E. to win a qualifying match on this week’s episode.