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Shane to make WrestleMania announcement on WWE SmackDown


WWE's WrestleMania plans for Shane McMahon, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn may become clear on tonight's episode of SmackDown.

WWE is advertising that Shane will be making a WrestleMania announcement tonight. The announcement comes after Shane's storyline with Owens and Zayn continued at Fastlane on Sunday, with him preventing both of them from winning the WWE Championship.

Owens and Zayn also appeared to officially turn against each other at the pay-per-view. Owens didn't trust that Zayn was going to let Owens pin him. He went to pick Zayn up, but Zayn turned it into a small package and they started to fight.

Dave Meltzer reported in yesterday's daily update that Shane is scheduled to wrestle with Owens and Zayn in some form at WrestleMania, but the match type isn't known yet.

Tonight's SmackDown will also feature Asuka's first appearance on the brand after she showed up at Fastlane and made it official that she'll be challenging Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania.

The build to AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura will continue after Styles retained the WWE Championship on Sunday, and WWE will follow up on the United States and Tag Team title pictures heading into WrestleMania. Randy Orton vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal and The Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers appeared to be the direction after Fastlane.