WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross has admitted that he wasn’t a fan of Shane McMahon’s repeated leaps from the top of Hell In A Cell.
Throughout the course of his WWE career, Shane McMahon developed a reputation for finding the highest thing he could lay his hands on, and jumping off it. This led to Shane O’Mac jumping or falling from ladders, cage’s, the titantron, as well as Hell in a Cell.
Two of McMahon’s more famous death-defying dives saw him come crashing from the top of the structure against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 and Kevin Owens at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view in 2017.
“You know, he was a stunt guy, and him coming off the top of the set area one time was also kind of breath-taking,” said Ross. “I did not like him trying to emulate Foley on the Hell in a Cell. I don’t understand why we would allow Shane to do that, because it’s not gonna get Shane over. It’s just gonna be embellishing Foley’s stunt. And it didn’t become Shane’s – it’s just a copy of Mick’s.”
Continuing on, the Hall of Famer did give Shane credit for being willing to try anything in order to entertain the fans.
“But I’ll say this for Shane: night in and night out, he was willing to try anything,” Ross added. “I don’t know if he was chasing hugs or what from dad… I can understand that if he did.”
Shane McMahon last competed in the ring at WrestleMania 37 where he was defeated by Braun Strowman in a Cage Match. The loss came after McMahon attempted his traditional climb to the top of the cage.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.