In a recent announcement, WWE confirmed that SmackDown Live Commissioner, Shane McMahon will return on April 3rd’s WrestleMania 34 go-home edition of SmackDown Live. The following is WWE’s official statement:
“With five days remaining until this unbelievable showdown, Shane McMahon will be at SmackDown LIVE to address the WWE Universe. Will he be ready for WrestleMania? Will Owens & Zayn be keeping a close eye on McMahon’s status after crashing a SmackDown Live Event this past weekend? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA!”
Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan are scheduled to face Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 34 on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Owens and Zayn will be “reinstated” to the blue brand if they can win the bout against the combined efforts of the Commissioner and General Manager of the respective brand.
Here’s the promo for Shane’s return for this week’s SmacKDown Live.
#SDLive Commissioner @shanemcmahon RETURNS TOMORROW NIGHT at 8/7c on @USA_Network just FIVE nights before teaming with @WWEDanielBryan against #KevinOwens & @SamiZayn at #WrestleMania! pic.twitter.com/0VDFuVqafT
— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2018
Former TNA Champion Backstage At RAW
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and former NXT Superstar, James Storm, who was one half of “Beer Money Inc.” alongside The Glorious Bobby Roode during their TNA run, was present backstage for the tapings of Monday Night RAW on April 2, 2018. However, it is still unknown if Storm was simply visiting the show ahead of WrestleMania 34 or potentially working out a deal with the company. Rumours suggest that Storm might ink a deal with WWE to once again become the tag team partner of Roode and bring something similar like “Beer Money Inc.” to the company in the same way as The Hardy Boyz have donned their “Woken” gimmick which is similar to their “Broken” gimmick from the days of TNA and ROH.