It was a wild ride at the WWE's Hell In A Cell pay-per-view (PPV) earlier tonight (Sun. October 8, 2017), and of course the main event of the evening between Kevin Owens and SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon inside the steel structure stole the show.
It's been a long time coming for Owens and McMahon, who's issues stem all the way back to SummerSlam this past summer when McMahon served as the Special Guest Referee for Owens' United States Championship match against AJ Styles. When it was all said and done it was "The Phenomenal One" who would walk away with the title, but rather than accepting Styles was the better man, Owens blamed McMahon for his loss.
After more and more confrontations between the pair on SmackDown Live, things really came to a head when Owens went too far my mentioning McMahon's kids. In response, McMahon attacked Owens relentlessly and sparked a lawsuit threat from Owens.
Vince McMahon would return to SmackDown Live the following week to confront Owens and his lawsuit threat, making a Hell In A Cell match between Owens and his son instead. After the match was made official, however, Owens would attack McMahon and even busted him open bloody.
More and more physical confrontations between Owens and Shane would occur before they finally met earlier tonight inside "The Devil's Playground." The match started outside the ring before the men came back inside the structure and were locked inside. Shane would find some bolt cutters and take the fight outside, which led to a brawl on top of the cage and a broken announce table after Owens was thrown halfway off the cell.
McMahon could have won the match there but decided to try and add insult to injury, climbing to the top of the cell with intentions of trying to recreate his famous WrestleMania 32 bump against The Undertaker off the top of the cell.
On McMahon's way down, however, an unlikely Owens ally came out to pull "KO" off the table and save him from sure injury - Sami Zayn. Zayn and Owens used to be best friends before Owens betrayed him in NXT. Zayn's move seems to be a heel turn and should be better explained come this Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live. Check it out here:
What are your thoughts on Zayn's heel turn at Hell In A Cell to help his former best friend Owens defeat Shane McMahon? Do you think Owens will accept Zayn's olive branch on this week's episode of SmackDown Live? Or will he turn on Zayn again, showing no sign of thanks for the assistance? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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