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Report Claims Shane McMahon Was “Unprofessional” Ahead Of WWE Exit

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Shane McMahon was reportedly “unprofessional” and “complained to a lot of people” after having his ideas vetoed at the 2022 Royal Rumble.

It has been quite the whirlwind five days for Shane McMahon after he returned, and then promptly left WWE. McMahon arrived back on WWE television at the Royal Rumble where he entered at number 28 before eliminating Kevin Owens and being taken out himself by Brock Lesnar.

In the aftermath of the event it was reported that McMahon had a “lot of heat” following his role in producing the match and that planned matches at Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania had been scrapped. This situation came to a head on February 2nd when it was confirmed that he had left the company.

A new report has offered some details on the events which led to Shane McMahon’s departure, revealing that he acted negatively after having many of his ideas for the Royal Rumble match turned down.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that some within the company said that Shane had been very unprofessional.

“He was let go, so that’s the major thing. It all stems from the Royal Rumble and there were a lot of people that said he was very unprofessional backstage. It was just a mess. They just kept changing the match, over and over again. He wanted to do it one way, then Vince would veto it, Brock Lesnar would push for other things. Brock got a lot of what he wanted, and Shane didn’t get a lot of what he wanted, and then Shane complained to a lot of people and I guess talked down to a lot of people.”

Meltzer went on to confirm that McMahon was supposed to have a program with Seth Rollins and that he was fighting for him to be in the Royal Rumble which was vetoed by Vince McMahon. In addition, reports that Shane was meant to feud with Austin Theory were said to be untrue.

Furthermore, Meltzer explained that Shane doesn’t hold any official title within the company, and was only under contract as a talent. He closed by confirming that McMahon has “never been discussed” the “heir apparent” who would eventually take over the company.

Shane McMahon began working with WWE in the late 1980’s as a referee. He later transitioned into a backstage role before returning to television during the Attitude Era. During this period he competed in a number of famous matches, performing a number of death-defying feats along the way.

McMahon left the company in 2009 announcing his resignation that October. After pursuing a number of business interests outside of wrestling, McMahon returned to his father’s company in early 2016 as an on-screen figure. This eventually led to him reprising his role as a member of the production team.

Ahead of his Royal Rumble appearance, McMahon had last wrestled at WrestleMania 37 where he was defeated by Braun Strowman in a Cage Match.

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