Shane McMahon reportedly “quietly let go” from WWE

Feb 2, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Shane McMahon’s WWE return has reportedly ended already.

WWE brought Shane back for the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match on Saturday. He worked the match as a competitor, but was also the lead producer and writer for the match. This led to major locker room heat for McMahon over the way he took charge of the booking and allegedly tried to make the match about himself. Now Ringside News reports that Shane has been “quietly let go” by WWE. It was noted that WWE creative writers were told in a “semi-quiet way” that “there will be no more creative discussions about Shane McMahon” and that they have now “moved on to other creative discussions.”

It was previously reported how Shane was scheduled to wrestle at WWE Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania 38, but now those plans have been 100% scrapped, according to the report. It was also reported earlier this week that plans called for Shane to work the RAW brand as a heel, but those plans have also been nixed.

The report also stated that WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon had no choice but to take action against his own son due to the heat from The Rumble. Shane has not been a WWE employee for some time, and was “supposed to be involved in the XFL but then COVID-19 hit” and the league went into bankruptcy. WWE then brought Shane back for another run that began at The Rumble, but the run has already ended.

“Vince had no choice. 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,” a WWE source said.

The report also noted that Vince is “quietly” using the term “let go” to describe the situation with Shane. While the term “blackballed” has not been used, word from within WWE is that Sane was “pretty much ‘let go.'”

McMahon entered the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match at #28 and was the 28th elimination, tossed out by Lesnar after 5 minutes and 38 seconds in. He picked up just one elimination and that was Kevin Owens. There is no confirmation on what WWE had planned for Shane at Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania 38, but we will keep you updated.

Stay tuned for more on Shane’s WWE status and abrupt exit.

One Response

  1. Chatty One says:

    I’d like more clarification though on if it was his ego wanting a bigger part of the match or if Vince kept changing the spots and Shane had to keep coming up with new changes around what Vince changed to make sure he was relevant.

    Other reports are also saying Shane wanted to fight Austin Theory at Mania, a storyline that makes complete sense and Vince wanted him to fight Seth Rollins at mania, but Vince took seth out of the Rumble and left Shane with no way to set it up during the Rumble match.

    At the end result Shane wasn’t that important to the match that was produced. He eliminated a guy he already had storyline past with and was around for the end Brock beatdown. Unless we are considering shane deliberately didn’t go out on Brock’s first push on purpose. Because otherwise it seems like Vince easily did shut him down.

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