A few weeks ago, Shane McMahon was brutally assaulted by Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Over the past few weeks, the WWE has played up the attack, but it seems that McMahon might have been actually hospitalized recently.
WWE revealed on their website that the Smackdown commissioner is recovering from acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia. Shane went to the Carribean with his family after he was written off of TV, but developed a massive infection while there.
Below is the full statement from WWE’s website.
Shane McMahon is currently recovering from acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia in a New York-area medical facility, WWE.com has learned.
Two weeks ago on SmackDown LIVE, McMahon announced he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as the blue brand’s Commissioner. Following that announcement, McMahon was brutally attacked by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. WWE medical staff initially diagnosed him with a laryngeal contusion and trapezius and rhomboid strains as a result of the beating.
Following the vicious assault, McMahon went to the Caribbean with his family to rest and recuperate. While there, Shane developed a massive infection due to acute diverticulitis and was hospitalized for several days in Antigua before being flown back to a New York-area hospital, where he is currently being treated with heavy doses of antibiotics. The doctors in New York have also discovered that Shane suffered an umbilical hernia during the attack, which will require surgery once the infection has been eradicated.
If the report is true, McMahon will more than likely not be wrestling at this year’s WrestleMania. However, this could all be a work to stack the deck against him and Daniel Bryan on the Grandest Stage of Them All. While that match hasn’t been made official, it’s clear that the plan is more than likely going to be Bryan and McMahon vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Is WWE setting up another part of the McMahon/Bryan/Zayn/Owen story?