Daniel Bryan made a huge main event between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Owens kicked off SmackDown LIVE and immediately called out SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon. KO took exception with Shane calling him a “coward” following his heinous actions over the past several weeks, and he let it be known that he actually respects and likes Mr. McMahon before asking Shane to consider what KO would do to someone he doesn’t like inside Hell in a Cell.
Following those chilling words, Sami Zayn made his way to the ring to try to reason with his former friend, as he was afraid that KO was about to cross a line that there would be no coming back from if he went through the match with Shane at WWE Hell in a Cell inside the unforgiving structure.
Owens assured Zayn that he was totally in control and that he believed the only reason Zayn was out here was to try and take away some of Owens’ shine. KO claimed that nothing Sami has ever done in his life has had the impact that his headbutting Mr. McMahon did. Zayn fired right back by calling out Owens’ path to success and said that when he reached the top one day he would do it his way and not “like a piece of trash.”
This almost led to the two rivals coming to blows, but SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan arrived to calm the scene, at least for now, as he made Owens vs. Zayn for later in the night.