Backstage News on Opening Segment Involving McMahon, Owens & Zayn
Friday, November 10, 2017
It was previously reported that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn was sent home during The European Tour due to going off the script on their segment and Sami's match with Kingston. Earlier in the night, there was an opening segment involving Shane McMahon, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and for what it's worth, the opening interview had nothing at all to do with Zayn and Owens being sent home. They did not go off script in any way and the only part of the interview that was actually edited was when Shane McMahon got flustered.
There was a part in the segment when Shane told the fans that Daniel Bryan would be back next week, but then the fans started to boo which panicked Shane as he was confused why they were reacting in that manner. Then he realized that they were upset because Bryan wasn't there that night and he ended up saying it on the mic which was then all edited out by WWE's production staff.
Speaking of Owens and Zayn, during the segment they made mention of "men of honor" and there were some people who suggested that WWE was upset as it could be taken as a reference to "Ring of Honor" but that was not the case, especially since SmackDown last Tuesday night was taped, there was plenty of time to edit anything the company didn't like right out of the segment.