Chris King breaks down the Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon drama and how this so-called “lawsuit” will culminate into a Hell in a Cell Match.
Everyone remembers when Kevin Owens emerged from the WWE Universe after being kicked out of the arena for the second week in a row. He cut one of the most scathing promos on The McMahon Family reminiscent to CM Punk’s Pipebomb back in 2011.
Owen’s comments were 100% true and it morphed into one of the biggest babyfaces of this era. Of course, the self-proclaimed Best in the World would not be humiliated. any longer after several sneak attacks and stunners. So what did the egocentric boss do? He accepted his employee’s challenge to fight him at SummerSlam with the stipulation that if Owens loses he had to quit WWE in writing.
That’s where things got extremely personal. We know by now that Shane-O Mac doesn’t do anything on his own so, he enlisted the help of his goons Elias as the special guest enforcer. During the match, Owens was getting screwed left and right so he put his on Elias and Stunned his corrupt boss for the win. After saving his job
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Owens refocused his attention to the King of the Ring Tournament however, Shane pulled another trick out of his sleeve and fined him $100,000. The self-proclaimed Best in the World refused to erase the fine even after Owens begged for the sake of his family.
That all changed a few weeks later when Shane told Owens he found a way to make it disappear and appointed him as the special guest referee for his match against Chad Gable in the King of the Ring semifinals. Of course, there were strings attached as Owens was instructed to cheat for Shane to ensure he was victorious.
The sad truth is that Owens followed his crooked boss’s orders making slow and fast counts but Gable still kicked out. Shane ultimately tapped out to the Ankle Lock, once the match was over Shane attacked Owens from behind and then proceeded to fire him.
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Owens was shown in the crowd moments later the self-proclaimed Best in the World was served papers. Immediately, Shane invited Owens into the ring to handle their conflict man to man. Owens made his case that Shane did the exact same thing he did by putting his hands on a referee. There was one more hidden order that is that after Shane loses the case Owens gets to proclaim to the WWE Universe that HE’S FIRED!!!!
Let’s not kid ourselves here Shane is a McMahon for God’s sake and they are the only ones who do the firing in WWE. Since there is no way in hell that Shane will allow all his power to be taken away, a HUGE match will need to be made. What pay-per-view happens to be coming up in three weeks? Hell in a Cell. I’ve been saying for months as soon as their bitter feud began that Owens and Shane-O Mac should bring their rivalry full circle.
In case you’re not familiar with their history, in 2017 Owens was playing his typical conniving and vindictive heel self and Shane was the babyface authority figure. Owens had taken Shane’s “real-life” plane scare and made it extremely personal stating his entire family and kids would have been better off if he hadn’t survived. Shane beat the hell out of Owens but not enough. Owens would then threaten to sue WWE sound familiar?
On September 12, 2017 episode of SmackDown Live, the Chairman of WWE Vince McMahon said: “There wasn’t going to be a lawsuit, there’s going to be a match!” Of course, this would culminate into their Falls Count Anywhere Hell in a Cell Match.
I have hated how ridiculous the road to get here has been, having Owens off live television has not done him any favors. Let’s be honest for a minute here, Shane needs to go and stop stealing precious TV time for more deserving talent. Owens has been 100% right about everything he’s said. There’s one place to keep out Elias and the eventual return of Drew McIntyre, and that’s inside the demonic structure!