The professional wrestling world was turned on its head late Wednesday morning when it was revealed that Shane McMahon was out of the WWE.
Given that Shane is the son of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, him suddenly being ousted from the family company raised more than a few eyebrows.
Shortly after the initial news leaked out, fresh details started to emerge.
And as they did, a clearer picture regarding Shane’s fall from grace began to come out.
According to Ringside News, a “tenured member of the creative team informed us that writers were told in a ‘semi-quiet way” that ‘there will be no more creative discussions about Shane McMahon.’ They have now ‘moved on to other creative discussions.’”
Then the report got really interesting.
“Vince had no choice,” it read. “Shane created chaos, had everyone in an uproar, pissed off everyone in the Rumble, openly buried other producers, and was changing things that Vince wanted. Vince had no other choice but to send him home.”
Moreover, according to the Wrestling Observer, “there was ‘a lot of heat’ on McMahon due to his booking of the men’s Royal Rumble — a role which he has performed and helped with in the past… McMahon ‘had an idea of what the Rumble was going to be and then a lot of that ended up being changed’ which rubbed some people the wrong way.”
Furthermore, according to Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside News, Shane was supposed to partake in a WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match at the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. There, he was set to start a feud with Seth Rollins, which would have led to a showdown between the pair at WrestleMania 38 in April.
Now that’s obviously off the table.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/lRniycVCSO
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 2, 2022
And if what happened this week is any indication – the insanity isn’t ending any time soon.