Shane McMahon and family.

WWE Hall of Famer slams Shane McMahon over "stupid" 'Mania moment

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One of the most iconic moments during this past weekend's WrestleMania 32 was undoubtedly the sight of Shane McMahon leaping from the top of the Hell in a Cell onto a sprawled out Undertaker some 20 feet below.

After so many years, it brought back memories of Shane O-Mac's high-flying spots for which he made his name as an in-ring competitor. It wasn't quite 'Titantron vs Big Show' in 2000, but it brought the house down at the AT&T Stadium nevertheless.


The risky move hasn't gone down well with everyone in the WWE Universe, however. In fact, one Hall of Famer was left thoroughly unimpressed as he labelled McMahon a "fool" in a recent Facebook rant.


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Posting out a long message on social media, "Superstar" Billy Graham laid into Shane for taking on the death-defying stunt at 'Mania:

"I give Shane McMahon zero credit for jumping off the top of that cage, landing on a table that collapsed after the Undertaker moved," he wrote.

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"Only fools put their life on the line for a stupid wrestling stunt. Risking being paralyzed or dying with a wife and children waiting for him.

"He has more money than he can spend. So this insane stunt was all for ego. Well, he didn't impress me. Did he impress you folks?"


Regardless of how much training and preparation McMahon put into the move, there is no doubt that it was a dangerous thing to do. Any time you free fall from such a height there are always going to be risks attached.

Considering, too, that the son of the WWE CEO will inevitably have been ring rusty having spent so long away from the business, and you can see Graham's viewpoint.

We can only imagine how Shane's family must have reacted when he told them what he had planned for the Showcase of The Immortals.

Still, taking calculated risks is what WWE has been built on for generations. To take away any drama would be to water down a show that has already been criticized recently for becoming too PG.

Weight of expectation

People came into the McMahon vs Undertaker match expecting to see some dramatic spots and Shane delivered with his leap of faith.

Really, considering his background in performing such stunts over the years, he was probably the safest bet to land it cleanly out of all the wrestlers on the WrestleMania bill.

Leaping 20 foot of a steel structure will always draw a reaction, and I suppose that is exactly what Shane and the WWE were hoping for when they put together last Sunday's match.

For the sake of McMahon's family, though, he might want to make that the last time he does it.

WWE fans: Was Shane's 20 foot jump "foolish" and "selfish"? Have your say in the comments below...

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