Tuesday night was a bad night for Shane McMahon. He made his way down to the ring to make a major announcement at the end of SmackDown Live, and he informed the world that he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as Commissioner of SmackDown Live.
Shane McMahon also announced that Sami Zayn will be facing Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 34, and neither Zayn nor Owens were too happy about that announcement.
Zayn and Owens attacked Shane McMahon when they wrapped a chair around his neck and slammed him into the ring post, then they dragged him backstage and powerbombed him onto a metal rack to end the show.
WWE posted the following update regarding Shane’s injuries on WWE.com:
“After announcing he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his role as SmackDown LIVE Commissioner, Shane McMahon was brutally attacked by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, whom he had just placed into a match against each other at WrestleMania. McMahon suffered several injuries during the attack, WWE.com can confirm.
“He sustained a laryngeal contusion when the steel chair was wrapped around his head and thrown into the turnbuckle,” WWE medical staff said.
KO & Zayn continued the onslaught by dragging McMahon to the back and powerbombing him onto a metal rack, resulting in further injuries.
“He was then thrown onto the metal rack, which resulted in trapezius and rhomboid strains,” medical staff continued.
McMahon is currently being evaluated to make sure his airway is not compromised. Further updates on McMahon’s status are expected in the next 24 hours. Stick with WWE.com for more details as they become available.”