MANCHESTER, U.K. — SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon kicked off the festivities in the United Kingdom, previewing the night of action and looking ahead to the head-to-head competition against Raw at Survivor Series.
Shane introduced The New Day, who played a pivotal role on Monday Night Raw the night before, ostensibly costing Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose the Raw Tag Team Championship against Cesaro & Sheamus when they falsely teased that #UnderSiege part two was about to occur. Shane-O-Mac and The New Day rejoiced in their actions from the night prior, but before the good vibes could really start to flow, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn hit the scene to interrupt.
KO and Zayn could not resist engaging in their favorite pastime of running Shane’s name through the mud, but The New Day interjected, going in on KO and Zayn with no mercy whatsoever, even mocking Zayn’s pre-match dance moves. With the verbal jousting perhaps destined to volley back and forth for eternity, the Commissioner made an executive decision, placing the chirpy Zayn in a match … against Kofi Kingston … next!