For the first time ever on SmackDown LIVE, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn continued their illustrious rivalry. Before the main event, Zayn asked Daniel Bryan to tell Shane McMahon to give him a clean crack at Owens without any interference from the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner, despite his boiling emotions. And, at least at first, it appeared we would get a straight up contest in the main event.
Zayn fired off a barrage of offense that had KO reeling, but Owens’ onslaught was eventually too much, and he regained control. Then, after connecting with a vicious superkick, Owens hit the bone-rattling Apron Powerbomb on Zayn, completely incapacitating his foe. With it clear that Owens was in firm control, the official had no choice but to stop the match.
However, that declaration was not enough to stop KO, who was clearly gearing up to attack Zayn with a steel chair, wrapping it around Sami’s throat. This was the final straw for Shane, as he came rushing out to aid Sami and throw fists with Owens. It was to no avail, however, as Owens shoved Zayn and the edge of the chair right into the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner and then escaped through the crowd, making sure that he and Shane would not engage in combat … at least not tonight.