5 Takeaways From WWE SmackDown (11/21)

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The November 21st episode of WWE SmackDown took place in Houston, TX. It was the first episode of SmackDown following WWE Survivor Series. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s episode of SmackDown:

5Owens & Zayn Were Almost Fired By Shane McMahon

This week’s episode of SmackDown kicked off with SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon coming down to the ring. The crowd cheered for Shane and McMahon thanked them. Shane said SmackDown was so close but came up short at Survivor Series. Shane added that SmackDown proved even in defeat that SmackDown is “the show” in WWE. Shane stated that he was proud of everyone on the SmackDown roster for their performances at Survivor Series this past Sunday.

Shane then called out Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Zayn and Owens attacked Shane McMahon at Survivor Series during the 5-on-5 Elimination match. Zayn and Owens made their way to the ring. Zayn had. a ridiculous grin on his face and danced down the entrance ramp.

Owens and Zayn said that it was a mistake for Shane to leave them off the SmackDown roster and that they would have defeated anyone on the RAW roster. Owens told Shane to be a man and tell them that he is sorry. Shane told Owens to shut his mouth and stated that the two of them have zero respect no respect for anyone on the WWE roster.

Owens and Zayn claimed that they are the top two Superstars in WWE and Shane called them delusional. Shane added that the SmackDown locker room hates Owens and Zayn. Shane McMahon was about to fire Owens and Zayn when SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan interrupted.

Daniel Bryan came down to the ring and told Shane to put his personal feelings aside. Bryan announced that he had to send Randy Orton because Orton didn’t want to be held responsible for what he would do to Zayn and Owens tonight. Bryan announced that Zayn and Owens will face New Day in a Lumberjack match tonight.


Shane McMahon didn’t seem too pleased with Daniel Bryan‘s decision during this promo. It appeared that Shane was hell-bent on firing both Owens and Zayn tonight. Shane and Bryan still aren’t on the same page and Daniel Bryan stated last week on SmackDown that he was going to have to talk to Shane following Survivor Series.