– According to a new rumor, WWE could be planning to do a big heel turn on Smackdown in the coming weeks. Cageside Seats reports that Shane McMahon’s current storyline against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn could lead to the commissioner flipping alignments and going heel.
The storyline has seen Shane, who has been a babyface up to now since he returned to WWE, levying punishments against Zayn and Owens as a result of their actions. After Sami Zayn circumvented a ban from ringside to help Kevin Owens beat Randy Orton for example, McMahon had Orton face Zayn with Kevin Owens handcuffed to the ring post. Even his General Manager, Daniel Bryan, seemed to be getting tired of his attitude this week.
The rumor — which, to be clear, is simply that at this point and does not have any confirmation — suggests that Shane’s going overboard with his punishments would lead to him breaking and going heel.