Backstage update on Vince McMahon’s return to SmackDown


WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is making his big return to television.

WWE has announced that McMahon would be appearing on next week’s SmackDown Live in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Thomas and Mack Center. Two matches for next week’s show have already been announced. The Usos will defend the SmackDown Tag Team Titles against The New Day in a Street Fight and AJ Styles will defend the United States Title against Tye Dillinger.

Obviously, McMahon has been a big character on television in the past. However, over the last few years, his appearances have been limited and there is a good reason as to why.

He doesn’t like to appear on TV anymore. Instead, he wants to remain in his backstage role. WWE posted the following on McMahon's return to the blue brand:

“Mr. McMahon comes to Sin City SmackDown to address the Shane McMahon-Kevin Owens situation

The animosity between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon has reached its boiling point, and only one person can perhaps put an end to it: Mr. McMahon!

The WWE Chairman and CEO will be at Sin City SmackDown next week to address the bad blood between his son and KO, which boiled over Tuesday night on SmackDown LIVE. After Shane attempted to stop Owens from again making himself referee for a match, KO crossed the line by insulting Shane's family.

The insults sent Shane over the edge, as he immediately pummeled Owens, tackled him over the announce desk and continued to throw haymakers before finally being pulled off by officials and arena security. After Owens threatened to sue WWE and the entire McMahon family and press criminal charges against Shane, Mr. McMahon phoned SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan with a difficult decision that had to be made: The Chairman suspended Shane indefinitely as SmackDown LIVE Commissioner.

Though Daniel Bryan thought that would have ended the situation, it was not enough for Owens, who vowed to make Sin City SmackDown his personal playground and Bryan's personal nightmare. KO said there was nothing Bryan could do about it, to which Bryan agreed, but quickly notified Owens of Mr. McMahon's intentions for next week.

What does Mr. McMahon have in store for Owens? Tune in to Sin City SmackDown LIVE next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network to find out!”

The reason that McMahon is appearing on television is due to a big factor. Dave Meltzer speculated on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that McMahon will be appearing on the show to announce Owens vs. McMahon at the Hell in a Cell PPV.

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