The November 28th episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s episode of SmackDown:
5Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan Settled Their Differences
This week’s SmackDown, like most SmackDowns nowadays, opened up with SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon coming down to the ring. Shane got a couple of cheap pops from the crowd and then quickly transitioned into talking about Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
Shane brought up the fact that he wanted to fire Zayn and Owens, but thought Daniel Bryan’s idea of a Lumberjack match was great. Shane added that he thought Daniel Bryan was going to fire Zayn and Owens, but that didn’t wind up happening. Shane then introduced SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan and Bryan came to the ring as the crowd chanted “yes!”.
Daniel Bryan stated that he believes in second chances. Shane reminded Daniel Bryan that Kevin Owens beat the hell out of Vince McMahon. Shane brought up Sami interfering in his Hell in a Cell match with Kevin Owens and then went on to betray team SmackDown at Survivor Series.
Bryan replied that if they fire Zayn and Owens, they will just end up on RAW. Shane said that would be great because they would then be Stephanie McMahon’s problem. Shane then commended Daniel Bryan on making a match between Kevin Owens and Randy Orton tonight. Shane announced that Sami Zayn is barred from ringside and that the match is now no disqualifications. Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon then shook hands in the ring.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) November 29, 2017
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were backstage and approached Daniel Bryan. Zayn complained about Shane McMahon’s decision to bar him from ringside. Owens then complained about having to face Orton in a No DQ match because Orton is crazy. Sami told Bryan to do something about it and Bryan responded with “hell no” and then walked away.
— WWE (@WWE) November 29, 2017
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon seem to be back on the same page for now. It feels like this storyline is far from over between the SmackDown Commissioner and GM.