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Shane McMahon comments on leaving WWE



For the first time since leaving WWE to join You on Demand, where he
serves as Chairman and Chief Executive, Shane McMahon talked with the Los
Angeles Times about the hardest decision he ever had to make in his life -
departing the family-run company. “I didn’t want to wake up when I was 70
and say, ‘I should have done that,’” said McMahon, now 41. Shane met the
company’s CFO of the then known China Broadband Inc., as a favor to a friend
but soon after he found himself investing $4 million in the company,
quitting WWE where he was the Vice President of Global Media, and being
named Chairman of the New York and China-based company. He said that telling
his dad that he was leaving WWE was “brutal” and there’s still some tension
when they meet, even though a year and a half have passed since he resigned
from his WWE post. “It’s still hard,” he said. When he was asked if he is
ready to make any deals with his dad to put WWE content on You on Demand in
China, McMahon joked, “I don’t know, I’m a tough negotiator.”

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)


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3 Responses

  1. Really? says:

    Vince shouldn’t have any hard feelings. What did he expect Shane to do, with Stephanie and Triple H fully in charge?

  2. Kevin says:

    I always wanted Vince to leave Shane with the wwe. Like his father did for him.

  3. NCW Promoter says:

    Kevin,
    Sr. Did Not Leave It To Jr. He Sold It To Him And Jr. Who Is Not Really A Jr. But We All Called Him That Then He Strongly Dislikes It PAL LOL He Took A $ 70 Million Dollar Company And Turned It Into A Billion Dollar Empire Sr. Would Be Proud Of Part Of It And He Is Rolling Over In His Grave Also
    A Hand Full Of Change And A Scotch Cheers Sr. I Miss You I Have Told My Sons This Story About Him

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