Who is Shane McMahon? Ex-WWE CEO Vince McMahon FIRED son for causing chaos at Royal Rumble
A new source claimed that Shane McMahon's backstage behavior was the reason why he was fired from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The source claimed that Shane's involvement as a backstage producer in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match earlier this year was the cause of all problems. The event was considered extremely chaotic and it is now said that his decisions disappointed the talent, especially some big names like Brock Lesnar.
According to Fightful Select, Vince McMahon was so angry at Shane for his behavior that he decided to banish his son from the empire. A source close to the former WWE chairman said that Vince was so pissed at his son after firing him that he said, "He would never get another pop in this company as long as I’m around." The source later added that these comments were said in the heat of the moment. As per the source, Shane left a lot of WWE superstars unhappy and "attempted to make too many changes." Brock Lesnar, who has been at the top of his wrestling career ever since his comeback, felt that Shane was being unprofessional. The talent was pissed when he went out instead of Randy Orton, causing mass confusion and disrupting the order of things.
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The source claims that Shane upsetting Lesnar was "the end of the line" which basically poked the former CEO who is currently facing severe sexual allegations. Shane was seen backstage for Wrestlemania 38, but nobody knows what went down. It's also said that the fans were going to see Shane vs Seth Rollins for the Showcase of Immortals, but the match was tossed out following Shane's shenanigans at the Royal Rumble.
Who is Shane McMahon?
Born to Linda and Vince McMahon, Shane is 52 years old. He's a brother to Stephanie McMahon who is the WWE's Chairwoman and Co-CEO. However, their relationship is sour as well. He is best known for his time with WWE where he was a wrestler, producer, and minority owner. Shane went to Greenwich High School in 1987, later attended Boston University and in 1993, earned a degree in communications. He is the founder and executive chairman of Ideanomics, which was formerly known as Seven Stars Cloud Group.
He started working at WWE at the age of 15 in the warehouse where he would fill the merchandise offers. He has been a referee, producer, and announcer, before gaining worldwide fame for his time as a wrestler. He was known for acrobatics as he wouldn't shy away from jumping at his enemies from whatever height or distance.
As a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation, he has the won European Championship once, the Hardcore Championship once, the SmackDown Tag Team Championship once, and the WWE World Cup in 2018. His biggest promotion came when he became WWE Executive Vice President of Global Media behind the scenes. However, he was released early from WWE in 2022 itself. His comeback in 2016 till 2020 was considered the best time in his wrestling career. Now we know why he was fired from the company.