Kevin Owens managed to recapture his United States Championship at Battleground on Sunday night before Shane McMahon forced him to defend the championship in a triple threat match against former champion AJ Styles and his old adversary Chris Jericho on SmackDown just two days later.
Shane McMahon forced Owens to take part in the match, where he lost the championship back to AJ before he announced that he was invoking his rematch clause on next week’s episode of the show.
The tension between Owens and McMahon is said to begin building and if Owens fails to recapture his championship next week, then it would leave him without an opponent for SummerSlam, which is where the SmackDown Commissioner is rumored to be stepping in.
Shane hasn’t wrestled since his match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33 back in April, it seems that despite this WWE officials are always pushing for reasons to put him back in the ring and with a show as big as SummerSlam, it is definitely not out of the question.
McMahon isn’t the greatest wrestler in the company, but Owens would easily be able to control a match between the two of them and it would give Owens something to step into if AJ set his sights on a new challenger for his championship in just a few weeks time.