Shane McMahon Wanted Faction Involving Himself To Be “Like The Four Horsemen”

Shane McMahon on SmackDown

The Four Horsemen is one of the most legendary groups in the history of professional wrestling. The group came together in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in 1985

The original line-up featured Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, who ran roughshod over the promotion as four of the best wrestlers in the world at the time and lived it up outside the ring with their limousine-riding, jet flying, party lifestyle.

While the roster changed over the years with the likes of Lex Luger, Sid Vicious, and even Sting being members at one time or another, the status of the faction as one of the best never changed and lives on to this day.

There were many imitations over the years, with even Flair himself involved in at least two, Evolution in WWE and Fortune in IMPACT Wrestling, but they could never be matched.

One man who thought he could come close to the legend, though, was Shane McMahon.

Shane McMahon thought his faction could be like The Four Horsemen

During the latest edition of his FTR podcast, Dax Harwood looked back on his time in WWE and recalled the brief time he and Dax Harwood, then known as The Revival, joined up with Shane and Drew McIntyre during McMahon’s feud with Roman Reigns back in the summer of 2019.

The rivalry led to a match between McMahon and Reigns at that year’s Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia where the Prodigal Son defeated the future Tribal Chief in under ten minutes thanks to interference from McIntyre.

McMahon continued his rivalry with Reigns for a few more weeks before being defeated again, this time teaming with McIntyre against both The Big Dog and The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred match at Extreme Rules.

By the time of the second match, The Revival’s alliance with McMahon was already over as they were concentrating on their own feud with The Usos. However, according to Harwood, if Shane O’Mac had his way, they would have joined forces on a more permanent basis in team he was convinced could rival The Four Horsemen.

“From what I understand, Shane wanted this. I remember Shane was talking to Michael Hayes about it. We had a little interaction with Shane and Drew and we came to the back. Shane said, ‘There’s something here, Michael’, talking about the four of us. He said, ‘There’s something here. ‘He said, ‘This could be like the Four Horsemen.’”

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