WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s son Shane McMahon was absent from WWE television after his mediocre feud with Braun Strowman last year. Shane McMahon made his shocking return during the Men’s Royal Rumble match this year where fans were not happy with him going toe to toe with established WWE Superstars such as ‘The Original Bro’ Matt Riddle. His performance also irked WWE Superstars backstage on top of that as well. This was due to the speculative rumor that Shane McMahon wanted to book the entire WWE Men’s Royal Rumble match around himself, thus causing an entire rewrite before the show going on-air. Shane McMahon’s WWE firing conspiracy was also revealed.
As previously reported by Ringside News, Shane McMahon was supposed to be on a previous week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. It was not revealed why Shane McMahon was absent, but plans for him have changed. In an update from the site, it was previously revealed that WWE had fired Shane McMahon after all the heat he got after producing the Men’s Royal Rumble match.
Vince McMahon was in charge of WWE between 1982 and 2022. Linda, Vince’s wife, also worked for the company as its President and CEO before departing in 2009.
Speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Bill Apter, Kurt Angle revealed how he and Shane McMahon were taken to the hospital after their Royal Rumble 2001 match.
“Ohh yeah, he’s a tough kid, too. He took quite a beating when I wrestled him at the King of the Ring in 2001, and we both ended up in the hospital that night. And you know what crazy is? We’re in the hospital; we’re both on a wheelchair. We are dumb as well as we are high-fiving each other and saying, ‘Ohh, we stole the show.’ Meanwhile, we are here with injuries in the hospital, and we are nursing our injuries. But we are just so excited about the match that we are forgetting about the injuries we had.”