WWE forgot about Toni Storm again
WWE has announced the teams for Survivor Series elimination matches in a random Twitter feed earlier today and people couldn’t help but notice not only who was selected for the SmackDown Women’s squad, but who wasn’t.
Here is the team:
- Sasha Banks
- Shayna Baszler
Banks was just a title challenge and is still on the Main Event stage. Shotzi quarrels with her after inserting herself into said scene last week. Baszler is currently doing the dirty work for Sonya Deville, but her track record speaks for itself. Natalya hasn’t been seen much since losing the tag team titles and being estranged from Tamina. Finally, Aaliyah has just debuted in a backstage segment and hasn’t even made a game or appeared in front of a TV crowd yet.
There are three women who weren’t included and who have a good reason for this:
- Charlotte Flair, the division champion who has her own business to take care of that evening
- Naomi, who qualifies but is currently being retained by the company’s overlords
- Xia Li, who has yet to debut although the thumbnails have started to be so teasing
Then there’s Toni Storm.
She was given a few weeks of thumbnails to tease her arrival on the blue mark, then she debuted, beat Zelina Vega and was quickly gone as Vega launched into wrestling matches against ‘championship contenders’. Against the top of the division.
When they finally remembered her, it was for a behind-the-scenes interview and that only led to a first round exit of the Queen’s Crown tournament, where she was beaten by the eventual winner, You. guessed it, Zelina Vega, who is now on Monday evening gross and representing that brand in this very game.
Storm, meanwhile, is back from TV, not in this game, and appears to be floating in the wind again.
There’s only a little time and promotion to go around, but Toni Storm is far too good at it to be left hanging over and over again, especially after a tease so strong she would usher in the switch to a division. female in SmackDown who badly needed it.
Back to the waiting game.