WWE swiftly let Shane McMahon go as Ringside News exclusively reported. This came after his role backstage during the Men’s Royal Rumble match led to low locker room morale, to say the least. Ex WWE referee Mike Chioda believes Shane-O Mac is not done surprising us.

On the latest episode of the Monday Mailbag with Mike Chioda, the former WWE referee sat down to discuss the recent news and rumors, including Shane McMahon’s exit and a potential WWE comeback for Cody Rhodes.

Last week, Cody Rhodes officially left AEW along with his wife, Brandi. Chioda shared his thoughts on whether WWE & AEW could be working together and said he’d love to see Shane make an appearance in AEW.

“Wondering in this day and age are they playing games between each other, AEW and WWE?” Mike Chioda questioned. “Are they working together? Are they trading Shane McMahon for Cody Rhodes? I don’t know man, I would love to see Shane pop up in AEW.”


Reacting to the fallout from the Men’s Royal Rumble match, Chioda revealed what he heard backstage as to what happened that night. He thinks WWE is working the fans, after all, Shane McMahon was never fired, because he was never an employee this time around. He was simply sent home.

“I heard it was a complete s–t show, agents running around with their heads chopped off. I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going on. I know they’ve got some great minds back there and you got some great minds and they can come up and do some sneaky sh*t. You don’t know what’s going to happen, did Shane really get fired? Is that a work or…? We’ll see, I just can’t believe it. It could very well be that he did get fired and just had it out with the old man.”

Supporting the rumors, Chioda asked the listeners not to be surprised if they see Shane McMahon in AEW. The legendary referee thinks Shane still has a lot left in store for us and could be an asset to AEW in multiple ways.

“I’m not convinced all the way but if it did happen, don’t be surprised if we see Shane pop up on AEW,” Chioda said. “Let’s put it this way, you got a million coming to you if you don’t do this in 90 days but Tony Khan wants to pay him 3 million to show up, what do you do? Shane is a popular draw man, he shows up. Does he got some sh*t still left in his tank? Yes he does. He’s come back, he’s busted his ass with the talent and I just don’t see where there’s no room for Shane McMahon in WWE. Shane McMahon is WWE too, to me he is.”

In another recent interview, Tony Khan was asked about the possibility of working with Shane McMahon. Khan was unsure if Shane would fit the mold, but he would certainly take the call.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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