Shane McMahon will be stepping back inside the Hell in a Cell as he faces Kevin Owens at SmackDown’s next pay-per-view.
Vince McMahon’s return to television tonight led to him announcing the match for Hell in a Cell, with Owens attacking Vince and laying him out after the announcement. The match will be Shane’s first since wrestling AJ Styles at WrestleMania earlier this year and his first Hell in a Cell match since facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32.
Vince came to SmackDown tonight to address Shane and Owens’ storyline. Though Owens had threatened to sue the company after being attacked by Shane last week, Vince said that he would fire Owens if he filed the lawsuit and noted that he’s never lost in the courtroom because the laws of the land are written for people like him.
Owens brought up Shane being suspended indefinitely, with Vince saying that he only suspended him for not finishing the job. Owens was fine with Shane being reinstated for the match as long as Vince promised that he could beat “a McMahon” senseless if provoked.
When Vince gave his word, Owens attacked him with a headbutt that busted him open. Owens continued the attack, hitting Vince with a punch, a kick while he was down, a superkick, and a frog splash. Stephanie McMahon then exchanged words with Owens in the entranceway as she went to go check on her father.
Shane vs. Owens is the second match officially confirmed for Hell in a Cell in Detroit, Michigan on October 8th. Jinder Mahal defending his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura is also set for the PPV.