Shane McMahon has been a part of several WWE storylines over the last 25 years. This included his feud with his father Vince McMahon, DX, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker and more.
Shane became a fan favorite thanks to his cool demeanour and his willingness to put himself in harm’s way for the enjoyment of fans. This is especially true during his WrestleMania 32 match against The Undertaker.
Back in 2001, Vince McMahon launched his XFL football league. He hired his daughter Stephanie McMahon to serve as a sideline reporter. Former WWE lead writer Brian Gewirtz noted in his book “There’s Just One Problem…: True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE,” that Bruce Prichard and Michael Hayes prepared Stephanie for the role.
Gerwirtz also recalled Shane telling Hayes and Prichard that he would ‘legitimately kill’ them if anyone laid their hands on his sister.
“Before she did her first on camera in the stands, Shane pulled Michael and Bruce aside. ‘I just want you two to know, I love you both like family, but if anyone lays a hand on my sister, I will legitimately kill you.’ Just the type of thing you want to hear before leading a famous person into a drunken mob,”
Shane McMahon had a substantial amount of heat on himself for taking over the men’s Royal Rumble match booking as McMahon simply went into business for himself. It is unlikely he will return to WWE anytime soon.
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