The December 5th episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s episode of SmackDown:
5Shane McMahon Announced Tag Match For Clash Of Champions
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn kicked off this week’s episode of SmackDown. Owens welcomed the audience to the “Sami and Kevin Show”. Owens referred to himself as a victim of a McMahon family vendetta. The crowd chanted “you suck!” and Zayn told the crowd to show some respect.
Owens and Zayn compared their vendetta against the McMahons to Stone Cold, Bret Hart and Daniel Bryan. Owens stated that he and Zayn were better than those guys anyway and brought up Shane McMahon. Owens claimed that Shane tried to end his career by using his vessel of destruction, Randy Orton.
Owens complained about Randy Orton constantly getting opportunities from the McMahon family while he and Zayn have to scrap for everything they have. Owens said that he had to show the world that he is not afraid of Randy Orton and also had to outsmart Shane McMahon. Owens added that it is not that hard to outsmart a man that is so blinded by his shortcomings like Shane McMahon.
Zayn explained that he did not break the rules last week when he was barred from ringside because he was on the entrance ramp. Zayn did so by dancing around on the entrance ramp and poking fun at the crowd while doing so. Zayn boasted about attacking Randy Orton with a steel chair. Sami continued to boast about Owens’ victory last week when Randy Orton entered the ring from the crowd and hit Owens with an RKO.
Shane McMahon’s music hit and Shane came down to the entrance ramp. Zayn backed up in fear but stopped before entering the ring because Randy Orton was waiting for him inside. Shane announced that Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will be facing Randy Orton and a partner of his choosing at Clash of Champions. Shane added that Sami Zayn will also be facing Randy Orton tonight and that Kevin Owens will be handcuffed to the ring ropes.
Owens and Zayn were then shown backstage. Zayn informed Kevin Owens that he will be handcuffed to the ropes. Zayn called it inhumane and Owens said that he was going to talk to SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan to try and get this fixed.
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