Shane McMahon is still feeling the fallout from his WWE Royal Rumble disaster. Ringside News, in series of exclusives, reported that Shane McMahon was receiving major heat for his role in decisions relating to the men’s Royal Rumble match. WWE went so far as to change creative plans for McMahon. Eventually, his role was quietly dropped.

Several outlets have confirmed our exclusive reports, including Fightful’s Sean Sapp, Dave Meltzer, an PW Insider’s Mike Johnson.

Shane McMahon was going into business for himself during the planning for the match. WWE was upset with the way Shane McMahon messed with Bad Bunny‘s Royal Rumble booking. It was widely accepted that McMahon was getting the brunt of the blame for a lackluster Rumble match.

Mike Johnson of PW Insider also reported that Shane McMahon was extremely frustrated on the day of the Rumble. In addition to the reports regarding changing plans for Shane, it was noted that McMahon had several ideas rejected by his father on the day of the event. Vince McMahon’s failure to give Shane his stamp of approval on several ideas created some tension.


“It was said that Shane was obviously frustrated the day of the show and that some believed that came from his ideas being shot down by Vince McMahon.   The talk was he was upset that “he wasn’t being allowed to do what he wanted”  and was “greatly preoccupied” by his own role in the Rumble.”

The Royal Rumble could be the last time the WWE Universe sees Shane McMahon for a long while. Shane was once believed to be the heir apparent to the WWE throne. Any type of future with the company is now questionable.

Shane McMahon’s ideas didn’t cut the mustard with the boss. When the boss happens to be your father, things get even trickier. Time heals all wounds, but Shane McMahon might need a while to recover from this one.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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