Survivor Series 2012: Who Should Fill the Last Spot on Team Foley?

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistNovember 6, 2012

Mick Foley, WWE Superstars during 'See No Evil' Premiere - Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
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Last night on Raw, the traditional elimination match for Survivor Series saw some significant shakeups.

The show opened with Miz quitting the team after questioning why Punk abandoned them last week, and Wade Barrett agreed to fill his spot on the team.

Later we saw Mr. McMahon force Vickie to make a new main event where CM Punk, Ryback and John Cena would compete in a triple-threat match for the WWE title.

Vickie used her position to get Dolph Ziggler named the new captain of Team Punk, effectively changing it to Team Ziggler.

This still leaves Team Foley one man down. Nobody stepped in to fill Ryback's spot alongside Team Hell No, Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston.

There are a few superstars who could fit the bill and add to the match in a way Ryback would not have been able to.

R-Truth and Antonio Cesaro seem to be igniting a feud that could lead to a Survivor Series title match, so Truth is an unlikely candidate.

It would be surprising to see Sin Cara or Rey Mysterio enter into the match at this point, since their team is in their own feud with the Prime Time Players.

There is always the option that WWE could have Foley step in himself, but it seems unlikely since he wasn't put in the match from the get-go.

WWE has a few other babyfaces that could end up fitting the bill.

Brodus Clay is without an angle currently and could be used as a fill-in for Ryback, but given his recent track record, it would be surprising to see him selected.

Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd are both on the cusp of breaking through to the mid-card scene in WWE and would make great additions to the match.

One person who could really benefit from this kind of exposure would be Zack Ryder. Ryder is still popular with fans, and WWE just needs to put him out there to see that.

There are plenty of names who could be used, but very few seem to fit perfectly, which is why this opportunity could be used as a launchpad for someone making a return.

Evan Bourne is set to return anytime now, and having him as the final member would certainly give him a boost upon his return.

The person who might benefit the most if WWE were to turn him face and have him join the team would be Jack Swagger.

The collegiate standout has had trouble in WWE for the last couple years finding his footing. Turning him babyface could be exactly what he needs right now.

The person who fills the vacant spot could be revealed tonight on SmackDown or possibly next week leading into the pay-per-view.

Whoever it is will get a little boost from a high-profile match like this, so WWE should consider their choices wisely.

Who do you think should be the final member of Team Foley at Survivor Series?