However, things did not go down as planned for the SmackDown commissioner.
As seen on WWE Smackdown tonight, Shane McMahon announced he will be taking a leave of absence from his job as the Blue Brand Commissioner, then he announced Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will face each other in a singles match at WrestleMania 34.
Owens and Zayn did not stop there and took out referees who tried to stop the assault before they placed a steel chair around McMahon's neck and proceeded to smash him into the ring post.More news: Bangladesh court grants bail to former PM Khaleda Zia
Earlier on the show, Shane McMahon addressed the WWE Universe and announced that he would be taking a temporary leave of absence due to his recent actions, as reported by Wrestling Inc.
- As seen above, Rusev and Lana are already asking fans for Second Chance votes following their Mixed Match Challenge loss to Bobby Roode and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair last night. There is speculation that this may happen, though WWE has not confirmed it at this time.
At the Grandest Stage Of Them All they will likely finish the Smackdown commissioner portion of the feud, and thus we get our big blow off of the Owens/McMahon feud and transition into another classic Zayn vs. Owens series.More news: Mississippi State headed to NIT
"There are four weeks left until WrestleMania, I presume it will be Shane McMahon, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens in a three-way with Daniel Bryan as the guest referee".
The two faced off in a Hell in a Cell match which saw Owens winning with the help of Zayn. Further updates on McMahon's status are expected in the next 24 hours. That should pave the way for this lengthy angle to end and for Owens and Zayn to potentially go their separate ways after WrestleMania 34.More news: Probation in Body Fluids Case at Hartford
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