On this week's episode of SmackDown, Natalya lost the SmackDown's Women's Championship to Charlotte, which put Charlotte in a match against Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss at Survivor Series. This also left a spot open on Team SmackDown.
WWE didn't immediately announce Natalya as the fifth member, leaving open speculation that Paige may return to WWE TV in that match. That is no longer the case as Shane McMahon announced today Natalya will indeed be the fifth member of the team, calling her a "fierce competitor" and an "asset" to the team.
Individual competition drives every #SDLive Superstar. Even in defeat, @NatbyNature proved herself to be a fierce competitor and will be an asset to Team Smackdown's 5 on 5 #SurvivorSeries Team. Let's go to work, Nattie.— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) November 18, 2017
Natalya responded to Shane shortly after, as seen below:
The Women's 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match is now scheduled to be Alicia Fox (Team Captain), Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Becky Lynch (Team Captain), Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Naomi & Natalya.
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