Shane McMahon returned during the 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble match and it was later reported that he will be regular on RAW. Vince McMahon’s son didn’t appear this week on the red brand’s show, but he was originally supposed to be there.

Ringside News was told that Shane McMahon was supposed to be on RAW this week, but he ended up missing the show. It was not noted why Shane was absent, but plans for him have changed.

Elimination Chamber is going down on February 19th in Saudi Arabia. The company got to work on booking that Elimination Chamber match this week on RAW, but Shane McMahon was not part of the conversation. That was not the original plan.

We were also told that WWE changed creative plans for Shane McMahon in Saudi Arabia. A tenured source in the creative team confirmed to us that, “Shane was supposed to be in the Chamber and Vince changed that today, with Theory replacing Shane.”


We were unable to confirm whether the heat on Shane McMahon was the catalyst for this change. McMahon incurred lot of heat on him due to the way he produced the Men’s Royal Rumble match. He was argumentative and “buried Jamie Noble” in the process while trying to book the match around himself.

Shane McMahon could be back during the road to WrestleMania, but plans for him in Saudi Arabia were certainly switched around.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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