Some more details as to why WWE went with Shane McMahon replacing Elias, who is dealing with an ankle injury, in the King of the Ring tournament to face Chad Gable has surfaced.
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in New York City, NY at Madison Square Garden on the USA Network, Gable beat McMahon to advance to the finals of the tournament.
Now, Gable will take on Baron Corbin in the finals on Monday’s episode of Raw.
Pwinsider.com reports that the decision to book McMahon vs. Gable on SmackDown Live was a Vince McMahon call.
It was added that there was talk of doing a Battle Royal to determine the replacement for Elias. However, WWE officials decided to go with the pitch to use Shane instead.