There is always the chance of injuries changing plans especially in WWE.
Shane McMahon is facing Chad Gable on SmackDown Live this week because Elias is out of action with a broken ankle. As it turns out, this decision came straight from the top.
PW Insider notes that placing Shane McMahon against Chad Gable was a Vince McMahon call.
As we’ve previously reported, Vince McMahon has had his hand in a lot of SmackDown Live creative decisions recently and even torn up scripts on the day of the show before.