Bengaluru, December 7: We are just two weeks away from the Clash of Champions PPV which will be the last brand-exclusive event of the year 2017 and Smackdown will get to host this event.
This week we had massive announcements for the show where a huge main event match was cofirmed with career being on the line.
The rivalry between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens has been going on in the blue brand for a while now and at one point, Owens even put his hands on Vince McMahon to set up a Hell in a Cell match against Shane. Going forward, the feud has become even more tensed with altercations each and every week.
This week, too, the two of them including Sami Zayn had a confrontation in the opening segment which led Shane to announce a match where Owens and Zayn would team up against Randy Orton and an unknown partner. The duo were not on the Survivor Series match card but will be in the main event spotlight at Clash of Champions.
Later that night, the best friends from Canada went on to deliver an attack on Randy Orton but Shinsuke Nakamura ran down to make the save and this confirmed that The Artist will be Orton's partner to form a dream tag team to face Owens and Zayn.
However, Shane McMahon was not happy with the heel duos actions and hence made himself the special guest referee for the PPV match. The added stipulation for this match is that if Owens and Zayn end up losing the match, their WWE career will be finished and they can't even shift to different brands.
Not only will #SDLive Commissioner @shanemcmahon be special guest referee for @FightOwensFight & @SamiZayn's #WWEClash match... if they lose, they'll be fired from ALL of @WWE! pic.twitter.com/H3e9XWIiaj— WWE (@WWE) December 6, 2017
Check out the official confirmations of the match on WWE.com,
“Can Owens & Zayn find a way to slip out of WWE Clash of Champions the victors? Or, will Orton & Nakamura prove to be too much for the dastardly duo to handle? Plus, with Shane McMahon serving as the guest referee and holding a clear bias against Owens & Zayn, will SmackDown LIVE’s Commissioner call the match down the middle?
See who prevails in this critical tag team battle, as Owens & Zayn will have their WWE careers hanging in the balance on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.”
Daniel Bryan was not happy with the announcement at all. So, he is believed to make his presence felt in the contest to continue his own vendetta against Shane McMahon.