On the October 26 episode of Raw the show's guest hosts, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano scheduled the Raw brand's main event, in which John Cena was to defend the WWE Championship against both members of D-Generation X, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, in a Triple Threat match.
On the October 30 episode of Smack Down, both Jericho and Kane expressed a desire to face The Undertaker at Survivor Series instead of The Big Show.
Long decided to change the World Heavyweight Championship match into a Triple Threat match, with the third person being the winner of a match between Jericho and Kane.
Morrison's team included Shelton Benjamin, Evan Bourne, Finlay, and Matt Hardy while The Miz enlisted Drew Mc Intyre, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, and Dolph Ziggler.
The second Survivor Series match pitted Randy Orton, who enlisted his protégés Ted Di Biase and Cody Rhodes (collectively known as The Legacy), as well as CM Punk and William Regal, against Kofi Kingston's team, which also included ECW Champion Christian, Mark Henry, Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP), and R-Truth.
With tag team elimination matches, Survivor Series is pure mayhem.
Tensions run high, and drama could explode at any moment as rivalries crank up the heat.For the event, three traditional Survivor Series elimination matches were scheduled: The first pitted teams headed by WWE Intercontinental Champion John Morrison and WWE United States Champion The Miz against each other.Their partnership had ended when The Miz betrayed his partner, leading to verbal jabs via their Internet show, The Dirt Sheet, as well as a match at Bragging Rights, in which The Miz was victorious.Near the end of the match, Raw wrestler, and one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, The Big Show, turned on his team, allowing the other half, Chris Jericho, to score the victory for Smack Down.The following night on Raw, Big Show revealed that he turned on Team Raw as a favor from Smack Down general manager, Theodore Long, who in return would grant him a World Heavyweight Championship shot at Survivor Series against The Undertaker.The show commenced with Team Miz (The Miz, Drew Mc Intyre, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger) facing Team Morrison (John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, and Finlay.