For those of you that missed this week’s episode of WWE Smackdown Live, Randy Orton defeated Sami Zayn in the main event while Kevin Owens was handcuffed at ringside. This is all part of Shane McMahon’s revenge against Owens and Zayn.
McMahon also announced himself as the special referee for the Randy Orton/Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Owens/Zayn match at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view. McMahon also said that Owens and Zayn would be fired if they lost. At that moment, many fans were already thinking that this likely means that they would move to Monday Night Raw. McMahon addressed that by saying that, if they lost, then they would be fired from all of WWE.
Everyone can start the speculation. Are Owens and Zayn out of their way or does McMahon actually count the pin for Owens and Zayn? Does Daniel Bryan get involved? My guess is that this is leading to a McMahon heel turn. We’ll see.
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Here is the updated card for the show:
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Jinder Mahal
Smackdown Women’s Championship – Lumberjack Match
Charlotte Flair (Champion) vs. Natalya
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Usos (Champions) vs. The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. Rusev & Aiden English
United States Championship – Triple Threat Match
Baron Corbin (Champion) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Special referee Shane McMahon – Owens/Zayn fired from WWE if they lose
Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
The Clash of Champions pay-per-view will take place on Sunday, December 17 from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.
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