Coming off of Kevin Owensâ€™ 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 â€œrespectful.â€
Superstars werenâ€™t bashful, with Roman Reigns stepping right up to the mic to inform Shane-O-Mac that nobody in the locker room respected himâ€¦ 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 Owensâ€™ assessment from last week â€¦ 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 Shaneâ€™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 didnâ€™t like what he was hearing though, and he called for the technicians to cut Kingstonâ€™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 satisfiedâ€¦ 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.