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.
And as the animosity grew to a fever pitch in the highly personal rivalry, Shane would eventually add the additional stipulation that their match will be a Falls Count Anywhere.