This week’s episode of SmackDown Live ended up with Shane McMahon announcing he was taking an indefinite leave of absence as Commissioner of the show. He booked Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 34 on April 8, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana, as his last act.
Those two showed up before he could leave and proceeded to team up to beat the hell out of him. Naturally, WWE was quick to report on the injuries McMahon suffered in the attack, and he’s all messed up:
“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.
I’m no doctor, but that sounds bad!
They even say he’s “being evaluated to make sure his airway is not compromised.” That’s definitely bad!
SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan will return next week to take over the show, and there are still just over three weeks from WrestleMania. That leaves plenty of time for McMahon to “recover” and make his return to somehow get involved in the biggest show of the year.
We’ll keep you updated.