Shane McMahon has had a decent career as a wrestler, having each held the European Championship, the Hardcore Championship and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship once each. Vince's son ended up in the eye of the storm after Royal Rumble 2022, one of the most important events on the WWE calendar.
Shane's prima donna attitudes would have sent other superstars into a rage, causing confusion backstage and forcing Vince to remove his son from the company. Shane's apparent departure from WWE has sparked countless speculations about his future.
Some say he may join AEW, as Tony Khan seems willing to have a dialogue with the former SmackDown commissioner. A guest in the latest edition of the 'Insiders Edge' podcast, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo analyzed Shane's parable in detail.
Vince Russo on Shane McMahon
“Contrary to what many think, Shane McMahon did everything possible to make his father's wishes come true” - began Vince Russo. "There is a reason why he has never lived up to Vince's expectations.
The problem is, Vince never let Shane be himself. He always wanted him to become his heir worthy and act like him. Their conflicts arose from there," he added. Russo has always gotten along well with Shane: "I've loved him since he was very young.
He is a hard worker and an honest man. It is not true that he has a gigantic ego, despite his father being the owner of the WWE”. The WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page also spoke on the subject: "You shouldn't believe everything that happens in this business.
Shane McMahon has always been a man of class, in fact, I was surprised when I learned that he had been banned from WWE. I do not exclude that this story is part of a larger project. I don't know what happened, I wasn't there, but part of me is convinced that it could be a storyline.
I wouldn't be surprised to see him again at WrestleMania”. Although there is little to no chance Shane will wind up in AEW, there was a comment from the company's CEO and President Tony Khan recently where he told reporters: "I’d certainly take a call from Shane McMahon.
I’m sure he’d be an interesting person to talk to about wrestling. I’m not sure exactly if he would be a fit. I have not heard from him, and I don’t expect to hear from him, but in this business, you never know."