As part of the kickoff for tonight's SmackDown Live episode, Shane McMahon announced that Owens and Zayn would face Randy Orton and a partner of his choosing at COC. Following Orton's victory over Sami in a singles match, he & Owens beat him down until Nakamura ran out to make the save with both heels ultimately being left laying. Nakamura might not technically be named yet as Orton's partner, but he's going to be so I figured I'd just go ahead and list him as such for the thread. However, while Orton & Nakamura were poising inside the ring for the fans, Shane and Daniel Bryan were watching on a monitor backstage. Bryan asked, hopefully it seemed, if this was the end of Shane's vendetta against Owens and Zayn but Shane told Bryan that he was making himself the special referee for their tag team match; Shane then added that if Owens and Zayn lost, he would fire them from SmackDown and he'd be sure that they weren't hired to work for Raw. Shane then walked off camera with Bryan staring after him. I look for Daniel Bryan to play a role in this match with the result being that Owens and Zayn win. As for the reason why, I think that Bryan's justification will be for a couple of reasons; for one, I think Bryan will say that SmackDown is supposed to be about the talent rather than Shane constantly making himself the focal point, or at least something along those lines. For another reason, I think that Bryan might step in due to his feeling that Shane is becoming more like his father and sister by holding onto grudges and looking for ways to screw over stars; I think this will lead to Bryan bringing up his own history and his uphill struggle against the Authority.