Shane takes “leave of absence” from Smackdown and gets attacked by Owens and Zayn


Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon has taken a “leave of absence” from his job after he admitted that his actions over the past several months, especially those actions involving Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, are not of someone who should be Commissioner of the show.

Before stepping aside, Shane had one more match to make for WrestleMania, involving on-and-off again friends Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. However, that announcement didn’t go down well with the two Canadians…and they both decided to do something about it.

The two went ahead and brutally assaulted McMahon before referees tried to stop the carnage. Unfortunately for the referees, they were also on the receiving end of a beat down by Zayn and Owens. A chair came into play and the two inserted McMahon’s head into the folding steel chair and then rammed him into the ring post. That was not enough though as both of them dragged McMahon to the backstage area where Kevin Owens powerbombed McMahon on a steel crate for an ugly-looking bump.

The original idea was for Owens and Zayn to team up to take on Shane McMahon and another partner at WrestleMania. That partner was rumored to be Daniel Bryan but the Smackdown GM has still not been cleared by WWE to compete. It remains to be seen if the one-on-one match will turn into a tag match considering what happened at the end of Smackdown.

Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan will return on the show next week after a few weeks away.