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With Survivor Series: WarGames less than two weeks away, anticipation is reaching a fever pitch. Across both RAW and Smackdown, battle lines have been drawn and Superstars from both brands are choosing sides. Tensions have been especially red-hot on Monday Night RAW, as Bianca Belair and Bayley — and their respective teams — are slated for a collision course during the first-ever all-female WarGames match to ever take place on the main roster!
Over the past few months, Bianca Belair has been involved in one of the biggest rivalries in all of WWE as Bayley and the rest of Damage Ctrl have not made life easy for the WWE RAW Women’s Champion. When a feud becomes as personal and bitter as this one, it’s not just a rivalry, it’s a war, and that’s why scores will be settled at Survivor Series in one of the biggest women’s matches in WWE history.
Now that the war is officially on, both Bianca and Bayley have been busy assembling their own all-star rosters to compete inside the double cage. Along with IYO SKY and Dakota Kai, Bayley has managed to recruit Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley to flesh out her already extremely dangerous squad.
Meanwhile, Bianca has brought on Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and the newly-returned Mia Yim to help her in this high-stakes matchup, but she still doesn’t have a full team. This fact has sent the WWE Universe into a frenzy, which naturally leads to the all-important question: Who will Bianca Belair bring on to be the final member of her WarGames team?
Let’s take a look at the possibilities:
As one of the longest-reigning 24/7 Champions in WWE history, Dana Brooke has gone on the record as wanting to give the title as much prestige as possible during her run. Unfortunately, once Nikki Cross defeated her and took ownership of the 24/7 title, any prestige that the championship possibly held went away as the new champ unceremoniously discarded it backstage ... approximately like, three minutes after winning it.
Needless to say, Dana Brooke was not happy about this; she’s tried to take her frustrations out on Damage Ctrl individually but to no avail.
Think about it: Wouldn’t the best form of revenge be taking on Nikki Cross inside the WarGames cage, where weapons are allowed and chaos is invited? If Dana was serious about bringing prestige to the 24/7 title — a title that now seems officially defunct — she can’t do anything about it now. But there is something she can do: Be the final member of Bianca Belair’s team and do her best to avenge the championship that meant the world to her.
What Team Bayley has is experience on its side. Although Survivor Series will feature the first-ever women’s WarGames match to take place on the main roster, the match has happened in NXT in the past — and Rhea Ripley, IYO SKY, and Dakota Kai are all-too-familiar with this challenge.
That’s why Candice LeRae makes perfect sense as the fifth member of Team Bianca. Candice is the only member of the RAW roster that not only has a bone to pick with Damage Ctrl but also has WarGames experience of her own to contribute. In fact, the Poison Pixie scored a pinfall victory over Bayley on a recent episode of RAW, so maybe Bayley herself would like to see Candice be the final participant — if only to exact some measure of payback.
Add that to the fact that Bianca and Candice have developed a mutual respect for each other and occasionally unite as a tag team against Damage Ctrl, Candice may be the most obvious pick for the final slot, but perhaps a little too obvious.
How about this for a surprise member of the team? Carmella has been out of action for months recovering from an injury, but when she’s healthy she’s one of the most capable members of the RAW roster.
If Carmella wanted to make a statement (and when has she not wanted to make a statement, right?), she should be reaching out to Bianca Belair right now and offering her services for WarGames. The WWE Universe has seen this story before: A beloved Superstar spends some time away from the ring then triumphantly returns and seemingly has reinvented themselves overnight. Is there a possibility that Carmella returns with a chip on her shoulder, with something to prove inside the double cages of WarGames? Crazier things have happened, but hey, it wouldn’t completely shock us either.
When the WWE Universe last saw Becky Lynch inside the ring, she had separated her shoulder at SummerSlam in her failed bid to reclaim the RAW Women’s title against — guess who? — Bianca Belair. Despite the loss, she extended her hand to Bianca as the ultimate show of respect, opening the door for an alliance in the future.
That future may be now.
Becky’s return to active competition isn’t a matter of “if” but “when.” After all, who were the two Superstars confronted by Damage Ctrl when the group made their debut? You guessed it: Becky and Bianca.
What better way for Becky Lynch to return to WWE than to come full circle and fight alongside Bianca in the never-ending fight against Damage Ctrl? While reports regarding her rehabilitation have been hard to come by, it’s been nearly four months since Becky suffered her separated shoulder, which is plenty of time for that injury to heal. Would Becky being the mystery fifth member of Bianca’s team be the wildest and most appropriate outcome? We sure think so!
We’ll be honest, the most intriguing possibility of the question “who will be the final member of Team Bianca?” is considering someone completely random; a Superstar who we haven’t even mentioned.
Plenty of Superstars want to make history in WarGames. Plenty of Superstars want to be in Bianca Belair’s orbit, whether as an ally or a future challenger to her RAW Women’s Championship. Let’s not discount the possibility that the final member of the team could be somebody from SmackDown or NXT, either!
One thing’s for sure: The women’s WarGames match at Survivor Series will be historic, intense, and incredibly memorable no matter who the final member of Bianca’s team is. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the WWE Universe.
And until then, the rumor mill will keep chugging along.
You can watch Survivor Series: WarGames on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on Peacock.
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