OK, this news isn't necessarily earth-shattering, just a bit odd.
As it appears, the WWE has decided to change its Pre-Show match slated for YouTube Sunday night. Initially, the participants were set to be two members of 3MB taking on Team Co-Bro.
To me, this match made sense, as it pitted two very gimmick-heavy tag teams against each other to warm up the show.
Now, according to WWE.com, the company has had a change of heart and decided to switch things up:
The WWE Universe’s favorite life-loving musical group, 3MB, will have the chance to solidify its place in WWE’s tag team hierarchy this Sunday in a bout against Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel on the free Survivor Series Pre-Show. The Pre-Show will stream live on WWE.com, Facebook.com/WWE and YouTube.com/WWE starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, just before WWE’s fall classic.
Overall, I like the choice of Gabriel and Kidd and am hopeful that they remain a team after Survivor Series. Let's face it, the WWE has been doing a solid job at restoring the tag division, and putting these two in the mix could make the division even better.
Ultimately, Kidd and Gabriel have been underutilized of late, as both have great potential. I have always felt that Gabriel would have been a perfect replacement for the oft-injured Evan Bourne—especially considering he is currently a face and is a high-flyer with great skills.
Kidd, on the other hand, is an amazing mat technician and has all the makings of a solid mid-carder. Unfortunately, neither has been given that big break to showcase their skills, so maybe Sunday night will be their time.
However, that may not be the case, as the WWE has been pushing 3MB to the hilt in what appears to be an attempt to make them the top heel team.
In the end, one has to wonder why the WWE decided to pull the old switcheroo so close to the event? To my knowledge, neither Santino Marella nor Zack Ryder are injured. Although, that doesn't mean one or both aren't in the dog house.
Generally speaking, we may never find out why they were replaced. Let's face it, at this point all we can do is hope for a solid Pre-Show match and an even better pay-per-view.