With just five days to go for WWE Hell in a Cell where Kevin Owens takes on Shane McMahon, the former delivered a strong and brutal warning to the WWE Smackdown Live Commissioner on Tuesday night in Denver, Colorado. As the two approach the steel cage structure which can make a massive impact on the career of an athlete – for better or for worse – Owens left McMahon on the floor with only referees coming in his way to adding to the physical assault. Elsewhere, Jinder Mahal made it a 3-on-1 surprise attack on Shinsuke Nakamura ahead of their title match on Sunday.
As the two came face-to-face, the tension was palpable with plenty of bad blood between the two over the few weeks. It was also announced that the match will now be a Falls Count Anywhere match to add to the expected brutality. While Shane appeared in the ring, Owens chose to remain in the crowd. As Shane-O-Mac went after Owens to leave a message, KO came out with a vicious sneak attack from behind and powerbombing him through the merchandise table.
Even as Shane tried to fight back and recover, Owens proved far too powerful for him to shun any attempts of drawing equality. It culminated with a relentless headbutt and Pop-up Powerbomb to leave Shane down and out. The referees came out in aid of Shane but the message was sent. Question now is how will Shane McMahon react?
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