Last night's (Sun. October 8, 2017) WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view (PPV) main event between former WWE Universal and United States Champion Kevin Owens and SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon lived up to all the hype - and then some.
Owens and McMahon's issues stem all the way back to SummerSlam, where McMahon served as the Special Guest Referee for Owens and AJ Styles' United States Championship match. Owens would be unsuccessful in his bid for the United States Title, but instead of admitting that Styles was the better man inside the squared circle, he blamed McMahon for his loss.
That was only the beginning, however, as Owens would continue to blame McMahon for his failures, before setting Shane over the edge on an episode of SmackDown Live by mentioning his kids. McMahon viciously attacked Owens so bad that "KO" threatened to sue to entire WWE and take over SmackDown Live.
Shane's father, "The Chairman Of The Board" Vince McMahon, would appear on SmackDown Live the following week to confront Owens and his lawsuit threat, instead making a Hell In A Cell match between Owens and his son. Owens would accept the match before proceeding to attack Vince and bust him open.
After several more physical confrontations between Owens and Shane, the pair finally went to battle inside "The Devil's Playground" in last night's main event. The fight started outside the cage right out the bat, before the pair would make their way inside the structure and were subsequently locked in.
Shane would soon find bolt cutters and bust open the locked door. The pair would take the fight to the top of the cell which resulted in Owens taking a fall halfway down from the cell and onto the announce table. Rather than finish the match there and pin Owens, McMahon decided to head to the top of the cell in attempt to recreate his legendary WrestleMania 32 bump off the top of the cell.
Just as McMahon decided to jump off, however, an old friend of "KO's" decided to come out and pull him off the announce table before McMahon came crashing down on him - Sami Zayn:
Zayn and Owens were once best friends before "KO" betrayed him on NXT after Zayn won the NXT Championship. Since then Owens and Zayn have seemed to be bitter rivals, but that all seems to be water under the bridge now.
What fans didn't see during Zayn's heel turn, however, was one of Shane McMahon's son's reaction to what had happened. A picture caught by a fan highlights the young McMahon flipping Zayn off after helping Owens defeat his father. Check it out:
What are your thoughts on McMahon's son flipping off Zayn after his heel turn? And what are your thoughts on Zayn helping out his old friend Owens? Will this lead to an on-screen alliance between the pair on SmackDown Live moving forward? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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