Shane McMahon used to be liked by WWE Superstars.
The SmackDown Commissioner already has his next match lined up. He announced on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live Denver, CO at the Pepsi Center on the USA Network that his Hell In a Cell match with Kevin Owens at the upcoming pay-per-view will have a Falls Count Anywhere stipulation added.
Dave Meltzer recently talked about the status of the son of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon on Wrestling Observer Radio. During the show, he suggested that McMahon may have backstage resentment amongst the WWE locker room.
As for the reason for this is due to the fact that McMahon can show up to big events and do these crazy spots while other Superstars can’t due to the risk of them suffering a possible injury.
On the flip side, McMahon can take time off and rest up in the event of him suffering an injury. Here is what Meltzer had to say (transcript courtesy of Ringside News):
“The one thing [Shane] has the advantage on, which is the [full-time] guys don’t have, and I remember guys used to be critical of this when Shane would do the big bumps. Because it was like ‘well, Shane’s gonna do one or two matches a year, and he’s gonna do this big bump, and he can get hurt and rest up. And he shows us all up that are trying to do big bumps, and we gotta come back the next day.’ So in a sense, there was resentment of him.”
This marks McMahon second stint with the sports entertainment company. In 2009, McMahon announced his resignation from WWE which went into effect January 1, 2010. He would later become CEO of entertainment service company YOU On Demand in late 2010.
However, on July 12, 2013, McMahon voluntarily stepped down as CEO of YOU On Demand and appointed Weicheng Liu as his successor, while remaining the company's principal executive officer and Vice Chairman of the Board. Fast forward to February 22, 2016, he returned to the WWE as an on-screen character. During his time with the company as a wrestler, he won the European Championship once and the Hardcore Championship once, and has wrestled in the main event of multiple WWE pay per views.
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