Daniel Bryan added as second ref for Clash of Champions tag match

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On tonight’s go-home edition of SmackDown, it was revealed that there will be two referees for Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura at Clash of Champions.

After Shane McMahon was announced as the special guest referee for it last week, Daniel Bryan added himself as a second ref for Owens & Zayn vs. Orton & Nakamura at the pay-per-view. Shane also announced a stipulation for the match last Tuesday, with the storyline being that Owens and Zayn will be fired from all of WWE if they lose. That continued the dissension that has existed between Shane and Bryan in recent weeks.

Owens and Zayn tried to get on Bryan’s good side by leading the “Yep Movement” and occupying SmackDown tonight. Though that didn’t end up working, they told Bryan that Shane was going to screw them over at Clash of Champions. Bryan said he and Shane have each other’s back and dismissed that Shane would cost them the match, but he said he’ll make sure it’s fair and announced himself as the second referee.

To further tease Bryan helping them at the PPV, Bryan put on the referee’s shirt after a ref bump and counted the pin for Owens in his main event against Nakamura tonight. Shane wasn’t on the show this week.

Clash of Champions is WWE’s last PPV of 2017 and will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday night.

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