Shane McMahon left WWE in 2009. He returned after 7 years passed in 2016, facing The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match. Shane’s return ultimately led to the re-introduction of the Brand Split of RAW and SmackDown as well.
Now, in an appearance on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast, Shane McMahon talked about why he left WWE in 2009. Shane explained that he wanted to use his expertise outside WWE, while also spending time with his children.
“So it’s like I’ve had 15 different jobs over the tenure of my career, and you learn so much, whether I was working inside the company having to be all under one umbrella. So taking that knowledge, wanted to go outside for a little while. Also, it was very important for me and one of the bigger driving factors was, I have three boys and make sure that I was their life a little bit. I wanted more time with them, and my leave allowed me to invest time, which is the most valuable commodity as you’re aware. Everything is so demanding, your time is so demanding. So I was I was able to coach all my son’s peewee football, until they got to high school.” – h/t WrestleTalk
Now that Shane McMahon has returned, he is very involved in WWE. Shane McMahon helps produce matches backstage, other than his work with WWE’s RAW Underground. There are also rumors, Shane McMahon could replace Bruce Prichard as head of RAW.