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Shane McMahon brutally assaulted The Miz after their SmackDown Tag Team Championship match at Fastlane.

Shane McMahon brutally assaulted The Miz at Fastlane after unsuccessfully trying to recapture Tag Team titles

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The partnership between Shane McMahon and The Miz came to a shuddering halt at WWE Fastlane following their SmackDown Tag Team Championships match.

An unlikely duo from the get-go, McMahon stepped-in for the former WWE Champion at Crown Jewel to defeat Dolph Ziggler in the WWE World Cup final match, and in the following weeks The Miz begged the then-SmackDown Commissioner to form a tag team with him.

After many pleading attempts, they joined forces and in January captured the blue brand Tag Team titles by defeating Sheamus and Cesaro at the Royal Rumble.

Their joy would be short-lived though, as just three weeks later The Usos would steal the belts off them at Elimination Chamber, but a rematch was commissioned for Fastlane just a few weeks later.

The Miz got an absolutely huge ovation for his homecoming, his pandering vest may have helped that, but he's always been a popular figure in Cleveland and Fastlane was no different.

Matches involving Shane O Mac are never boring, but there were no Coast To Coast's or elbow drops through announce tables in this one.

Shane McMahon and Jimmy Uso fly through the air during the SmackDown Tag Team title match

It was The Miz who went high-flying in the latter stages though to the delight of the crowd, but his Frog Splash would turn into a big mistake, as Jimmy Uso got his knees up and turned it into a small package pin-fall for the 1, 2, 3.

After the disappointed duo went to salute The Miz's father at ringside, Shane shockingly jumped Miz when his back was turned and unleashed a brutal assault.

It confirmed a heel turn for Shane, the first time he would portray a dark character since 2009 and it's a side some new WWE fans will not remember or have ever seen of him.

Many will remember that Shane was a dastardly heel when he first appeared in the company during the Attitude Era, and we're set for a fun few weeks of squabbling between the two as a WrestleMania match is almost-certainly going to be set up for the Metlife Stadium.

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