Shane McMahon To Kick Off SmackDown With 'Huge Announcement'

We're not sure what it's in relation to, but WWE is teasing a "huge announcement" for the first segment Smackdown Live tonight.  Here is what they wrote in their official Smackdown preview:

Shane to kick off SmackDown LIVE with a huge announcement

WWE.com has learned that Commissioner Shane McMahon will open SmackDown LIVE this week with some very big news. Under the leadership of Shane-O-Mac and General Manager Daniel Bryan, Team Blue has simply thrived. Although we are not sure what he has to say, the announcement will no doubt take SmackDown LIVE to the next level. Is it possible that the man in charge has something up his sleeve for the Royal Rumble? Which Superstar, or Superstars, will the big news concern? Tune in tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network to find out.

Currently the only Smackdown branded match on the Royal Rumble card is John Cena vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. It's possible he may add another match to that event. Or he could be looking ahead, to the Elimination Chamber PPV, which takes place on February 12 in Phoenix, Arizona. There are only two weeks between the Rumble and the Chamber, so he might want to start the build for that early, much like they did for TLC before Survivor Series. On the other hand, he might announce a big signing to the blue brand, perhaps an NXT call-up?

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