Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens’ rivalry has grown extremely personal. And when rivalries get personal, they go to the match specifically designed for such a high level of animosity: Hell in a Cell.
Shane-O-Mac’s return to the same steel prison he dove off of at WrestleMania 32 against The Undertaker comes as a direct order from his father, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, who originally suspended Shane indefinitely as SmackDown LIVE Commissioner for attacking the outspoken Owens after months of tension. But Owens, who had been threatening to sue Shane (and everybody else he could think of) for laying hands on him, may have inadvertently sealed his own fate when he agreed to The Chairman’s compromise. Mr. McMahon will reinstate Shane as an in-ring competitor and let the two settle their differences in a match. That battle, however, would take place inside the unforgiving Hell in a Cell.
Mr. McMahon then offered his hand to Owens to seal the deal between them, and Owens accepted. But KO then crossed, the line, brutally battering Mr. McMahon in a vicious assault that left the WWE Universe in shock. It looked like this battle was personal to begin with, but Owens brought it to a completely unthought of level after his vicious attack of the WWE Chairman and Shane McMahon’s father.
Prediction: Shane McMahon
Now thanks to Owens battering the Genetic-Jack-Hammer that is Vince McMahon, Shane has to win this match, if he doesn’t, it means that KO and anyone else can get away with taking out the Authority and Shane shouldn’t get back in the ring ever again.
Do I think he will win? …no…I don’t but I’m picking him and setting myself up for a fall here because I am hoping he does win and that Owens can get set up for another feud via interference but either way KO has to lose this match