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It’s Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s livelihood vs. Daniel Bryan’s comeback fairy tale

The Yep Movement versus the Yes Movement, kind of

It takes a pretty good story to push Shane McMahon all the way to the backseat. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s roller coaster friendship and Daniel Bryan’s three year journey back to the ring collide at WrestleMania 34.

The story so far

The hate between Shane McMahon and Owens has simmered below the surface ever since the former “Face of America” was traded from Raw to SmackDown in last April’s superstar shakeup. The two first butted heads when McMahon was the special guest referee during a Owens vs. AJ Styles US title match at SummerSlam.

The next month, Owens would make his intentions known by head butting the hell out of Vince McMahon in order to get back at Shane. The two men would meet at Hell in a Cell 2017 and this was were Sami Zayn announced his friendship with Owens was real by saving his Canadian brother from an elbow drop from McMahon.

The build to WrestleMania

Following Owens and Zayn forming the Meta Powers, they continued to torment McMahon throughout the next couple of months. At Survivor Series, Owens and Zayn hoped the rails to attack McMahon during the Raw vs. SmackDown main event. Next month at Clash of Champions, Bryan and McMahon served as guest referees during a tag match where if Owens and Zayn lost they would be fired.

One week after Owens and Zayn beat down McMahon and left him a wheezing mess backstage, Daniel Bryan shook up the pro wrestling world by announcing he was medically cleared to wrestle by WWE doctors. Owens and Zayn welcomed Bryan back to the active roster by putting him on stretcher after he fired both of them.

The go-home show

After Bryan issued a challenge and a ‘win or you’re fired’ stipulation to Owens and Zayn at WrestleMania, McMahon was medically cleared to jump off high places at the Showcase of the Immortals.

On the final SmackDown before WrestleMania 34, Bryan and McMahon hugged it out, and appeared to be on the same page. Owens and Zayn cut one final promo about Bryan’s daughter and McMahon disappointing his father.

You want stakes? Here you go. Can Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn afford the combo of a WrestleMania lost plus getting booted off a brand with their tails between their legs?

Since his own comeback to the WWE two years ago, Shane McMahon is still in search of signature victory he can mark on his resume. Shane-O-Mac needs a ‘W’ in the worst way.

Three years removed from what everyone thought was his last wrestling match, Daniel Bryan has to win at WrestleMania. Right? He just has to. WWE fans have waited to shower Bryan with ‘YES’ chants after a huge win and WrestleMania 34 would be the place to do it.

Tune into cSs for full bell-to-bell coverage of WrestleMania 34 this Sunday starting at 5:00 p.m. ET with the Kickoff show leading right on into the main card at 7 p.m. ET.


Who will win at WrestleMania 34?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Bryan and McMahon
    (95 votes)
  • 47%
    Owens and Zayn
    (87 votes)
182 votes total Vote Now

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