Shane McMahon is not yet ready for leg day three weeks after his knee surgery. Still, he shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday, documenting his progress in rehabilitating from the injury he sustained at WrestleMania 39. The 53-year-old was seen working out with a group that included Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, physical therapist Luke Miller, and trainer Melvin Sanders, all while wearing a brace on his left leg.
McMahon unexpectedly returned to WWE during the second night of WWE's Hollywood spectacle on April 2. In an impromptu match, he faced off against former tag team partner and now rival, The Miz. Though the action was fast-paced, McMahon tore his left quad within a minute of the match when he landed on the mat following a leapfrog maneuver.
Snoop Dogg, who was present at ringside, stepped into the ring, punched The Miz, and performed his rendition of The People's Elbow, seemingly claiming the victory originally intended for McMahon.
Shane McMahon's Post-Injury Appearances
The former "SmackDown" Tag Team Champion was immediately flown to Birmingham, Alabama, where he underwent surgery on his left knee.
Although there was no official announcement regarding any further appearances by McMahon post-WrestleMania, it could have marked the beginning of his first storyline in two years. His last significant involvement was at WrestleMania 37, where he lost a steel cage match against Braun Strowman.
In a surprise one-off appearance, McMahon entered the 2022 men's Royal Rumble, which reportedly caused some backstage discontent while serving as a producer for the match. He did not reappear on WWE TV while Vince McMahon oversaw creative decisions.
Shane McMahon's rehab video demonstrates his commitment to recovering from his injury and potentially returning to the ring. His fans and fellow wrestlers will watch his progress with keen interest, as his dedication to the sport and the WWE has been evident throughout his career.
With McMahon's return to WWE TV uncertain, what role he will play in the company's future remains to be seen. However, his determination to bounce back from his injury highlights his passion for wrestling and could inspire other athletes facing similar challenges.
As the son of WWE's former Chairman Vince McMahon, Shane's influence on the company's future direction could be significant, whether he chooses to continue as a wrestler, a producer, or in a different capacity.
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