To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders
Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications
Featured Image Credit: Image: PA
Shane McMahon has reportedly been "quietly let go" by WWE just days after making a return at the Royal Rumble.
The 52-year-old was a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match, which was won by Brock Lesnar.
He entered at No.28 and eliminated rival Kevin Owens. It looked as though 'Shane O'Mac' was scheduled to compete at Elimination Chamber and at WrestleMania, WWE's biggest show of the show.
However, Ringside News are reporting that McMahon, son of WWE owner Vince, will not be appearing at shows in the coming months.
It's said that he was involved in the production of the rumble match - basically helping to put it together - but ended up "creating chaos".
This has to be one of the most in-depth exclusives @HJenkinsWrites has ever put out for @ringsidenews_ and the world needs to hear this complicated story.— Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) February 2, 2022
Simply put: #VinceMcMahon had no choice. #ShaneMcMahon Has Been Quietly 'Let Go' By #WWE
Backstage, Shane apparently "had everyone in an uproar and "p****ed off everyone in the Rumble"
He is also alleged to have "openly buried other producers, and started "changing things that Vince wanted".
He was sent home as a result and creative plans for him going forward were dropped. There were growing rumours that he was set to square off against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas.
Ringside News are now reporting that Shane McMahon has been quietly let go by WWE & that “there will be no more creative discussions about Shane McMahon.” pic.twitter.com/qDywbCC3B2— WrestlePurists (@WrestlePurists) February 2, 2022
Its worth noting that Ringside News were the ones to report Shane being at the Rumble, and also his heat backstage that was then confirmed by Dave & SRS— WrestlePurists (@WrestlePurists) February 2, 2022
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, McMahon ended up bringing a lot of heat on himself for taking charge of proceedings and "rubbed some people the wrong way".
"There was a lot of heat on Shane [McMahon] because Shane was one of the producers, in fact, he was kinda the head producer of the Rumble. And then he had an idea of what the Rumble was gonna be and then a lot of that ended up being changed. I don’t know all of everything but I do know there were several people who kinda made off-handed remarks to me about Shane.”
“[Shane] has helped book the Rumble in the past. People are like ‘is he backstage doing any front office work?’ and the answer’s no, he’s not. But for whatever reason, Vince has allowed him to help do the Rumble the last couple of years. It was him and many other people and in this one, it was as well but he really took charge and rubbed some people the wrong way evidently.”
McMahon, who was a prolific performer in the Attitude Era, spent even years away from WWE TV after resigning in 2009.
He returned in 2016 and interrupting his sister Stephanie. The former European champion is a minority owner of WWE.