Owens, who was fired by the junior McMahon around this time last month, teased a return to NXT that never really came to fruition. But things took quite the twist during SmackDown's special FOX debut this Friday as Kevin beat Shane in a Loser Leaves Town Ladder Match.
The show itself kicked off in the best way possible. The Rock, the man who gave SmackDown its name, opened things up with a brilliant segment that ended with him teaming up with Becky Lynch to administer a beatdown on a very poorly dressed Baron Corbin.
McMahon, though, isn't likely to be around the blue brand anytime soon after losing to Owens in what was actually a very good match. Both stars dished out a fair amount of hurting, but it was the latter who prevailed in the end, getting to the top of a ladder to secure the precious briefcase that would have left him a jobless man had he not gotten his hands on it. Instead, Shane is the one going home.
As anyone who's followed WWE for long enough would know, firings don't carry much weight. So it shouldn't be that much of a surprise when Shane-O Mac turns up somewhere else.
What's Next For Shane?
A few months ago, a Raw surfacing wouldn't have been out of the question for Shane. But it's quite likely he'll end up at NXT.
The black and yellow brand is now on TV, having debuted on USA last month. And, now that the show is going head to head with All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite on Wednesday nights, it needs all the help it can get.
That Finn Balor and Tommaso Ciampa are back certainly can't hurt, but getting Shane there for a while will do the brand a whole lot of good too.