Coming off of Kevin Owens’ iconic tirade last week, Shane McMahon held a Town Hall Meeting on SmackDown LIVE, allowing other blue brand Superstars to air any and all grievances, as long as they were “respectful.”
Superstars weren’t bashful, with Roman Reigns stepping right up to the mic to inform Shane-O-Mac that nobody in the locker room respected him… to which Shane promptly replied that he would be fining The Big Dog for his controversial comments. Charlotte Flair tried to bring the convo back to a pro-Shane level, but Liv Morgan interrupted, calling The Queen a total phony in more ways than one.
Buddy Murphy chimed in saying that he would be happy to help shut-up KO for Shane, before Apollo Crews swooped in to say that he too agreed with Owens’ assessment from last week … before Andrade & Zelina Vega interrupted to try and silence Apollo by challenging the rising Superstar to a match tonight. Elias was the next up to try and swift the Town Hall back in Shane’s favor, before The New Day -- and specifically WWE Champion Kofi Kingston -- railed against Shane, insisting that every Superstar on SmackDown LIVE had the potential to do great things if given the opportunities. Shane-O-Mac didn’t like what he was hearing though, and he called for the technicians to cut Kingston’s microphone off before he could continue his blitz on Shane.
Shane abruptly called a close to the Town Hall, made a match between Aleister Black and Wild Card from Raw Cesaro and seemed generally satisfied… until he ate a Stunner from an intruding Owens (who he had banned from the arena earlier in the evening).
Shane was down, Owens fled and things were quite lively on the blue brand.