In a recent interview on "The Wrestling Time Machine" by "Sportskeeda WrestleBinge," WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long shared his insights on the perception of Shane McMahon within the WWE locker room. He was long addressed whether there were any concerns or jealousy among WWE Superstars regarding McMahon's in-ring abilities and the opportunities he received.
He has long made it clear that there were no negative sentiments towards McMahon backstage, emphasizing the significance of his familial connection as the boss's son. "It was never like that—you got to understand one thing, this is the boss's son," Long explained.
Furthermore, Long praised McMahon's dedication and hard work, highlighting his willingness to take bumps and endure injuries. According to Long, McMahon was not only viewed as an integral part of the company but was also regarded as "one of the boys" by his peers.
Shane McMahon's Endearing Personality Resonates
Shane McMahon's popularity extended beyond his work in the ring. He has long mentioned that McMahon's friendly nature contributed to his positive standing within the WWE community.
"He was great to hang out with, and he would just have fun with you," said Long. McMahon's ability to relate to everyone and conduct himself in a friendly manner reportedly earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.
Long also appreciated Stephanie McMahon, Shane's sister, commending her for consistently treating him and the rest of the WWE roster kindly. This further reflected the positive image the McMahon family members projected and their influence backstage.
During his tenure with WWE, Shane McMahon actively participated in numerous high-profile matches against illustrious opponents such as The Undertaker, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, and Kevin Owens, among others. However, McMahon's most recent appearance in a WWE ring did not go as planned, as he sustained an injury during his impromptu WrestleMania match against The Miz earlier this year.
Teddy Long's comments shed light on the camaraderie and unity within the WWE locker room concerning Shane McMahon. Despite the advantages accompanying his familial ties, McMahon's commitment, hard work, and generosity earned him the respect and support of his peers.
His memorable performances inside the ring and his ability to connect with others backstage have solidified his standing as a beloved figure within the WWE community.
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