One of the biggest storylines brewing on SmackDown LIVE right now is Shane McMahon’s involvement in the Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens storyline.
For many months now, the ‘Yep!’ movement has been a thorn in Shane’s side with many rightly assuming that it will all culminate in a match featuring all three superstars at WrestleMania 34.
Instead, the SmackDown commissioner created a surprising match for the Grandest Stage of Them All when he revealed that Owens and Zayn would be going one on one at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana next month.
Although this pleased fans because it meant WWE changed their mind on sticking them in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal, it left many thinking what Shane would do in the feud as he also announced that he would be taking an indefinite hiatus as commissioner.
However, the brutal attack which followed only solidified the speculation that Shane O’Mac will be getting involved in this match, meaning a singles match won’t be taking place between Owens and Zayn at the Grandest Stage of Them All on April 8.
While a triple threat match has emerged as a popular rumour over the past week, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via Rajah has revealed four potential names who could feature in the storyline to make it a tag team match - although some - as they admit - do seem unlikely at this point.
The main point is that WWE shouldn’t feel the need to force a superstar into the match if it doesn’t make sense for storyline purposes. For example, Baron Corbin is one of the names mentioned and although he’s had his run-ins with Owens and Zayn, it’s obvious he isn’t really needed in the match.
The same can be said for both Dolph Ziggler - who was rumoured to have a singles match against Shane at WrestleMania 34 - along with Rusev. Especially in the case of the latter, despite the popularity, there’s no need to put a star in the match for the sake of making it a tag team contest.
The fourth is quite obvious, with SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan being a name that is still being thrown around.
His status, however, remains unchained as WWE doctors still haven’t cleared him to compete, despite third-party physicians giving him the green light. Although there had been reports about getting Bryan involved and having him stand on the apron for most of the match to protect him, Bryan admitted he isn’t a fan of this himself and WWE also reportedly nixed the idea.
Other involvement he could have at WrestleMania is that Bryan might be named as the special guest referee. So, despite four names being mentioned, the most unlikely of them seems to be most likely to have a role in this match one way or another.
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