Shane McMahon Working WrestleMania Hurt?


WWE reported earlier this week that Shane McMahon is currently recovering from acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia after the “storyline” attack two weeks ago on SmackDown Live. While Shane is believed to have been suffering from an acute diverticulitis, WWE’s claim about Shane suffering from an umbilical hernia may be false.

Bryan Alvarez discussed Shane’s recovery on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Live and indicated that WWE either made up the hernia injury to further the storyline with Owens & Zayn, or Shane did actually suffer the injury and he’s working the match hurt at WrestleMania. It seems very unlikely that WWE would allow Shane to work WrestleMania with an injury.

According to, recovery time would be around 4 to 6 weeks following surgical repair of an umbilical hernia.

  • After recovery, you can usually return to work within 2 to 3 days.
  • You will not be able to lift anything over 10 pounds, climb or do strenuous activity for 4 to 6 weeks following surgical repair of an umbilical hernia.
  • Lifting limitation may last 6 months for complex recurrent repairs.

When Roman Reigns suffered a similar injury back in 2014, he was out of action for two and a half months after surgery. So, like Alvarez said — Shane may have suffered the injury and is going into WrestleMania hurt or they made up the injury completely just to further the storyline.

We will keep you updated once we receive additional details on Shane’s status.

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