Shane McMahon discusses his longtime friendship with The Undertaker

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Shane McMahon discusses his longtime friendship with The Undertaker

In WWE, Shane McMahon held the European Championship, once the Hardcore Championship and once the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with The Miz); in 2018 he also won the World Cup (shared with The Miz). He began working in WWE at age 15, starting in their warehouse, where he filled merchandise orders.

McMahon was also a referee, producer, announcer, and eventually a wrestler on-screen, while also becoming WWE's Executive Vice President of Global Media behind the scenes. He is the great-grandson of Jess McMahon, grandson of Vincent J.

McMahon, son of WWE Majority Owner/Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon and former Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, elder brother of WWE executive/personality Stephanie McMahon, and brother-in-law of WWE executive/wrestler Paul Levesque.

Shane wrote a column discussing his longtime friendship with The Undertaker: “In the summer of 1990, I was back from college and I was staying at my parents’ house in Greenwich, Connecticut. My dad would have special talent come out to the house.

Mark came walking through my dad’s front door. Big, huge, but young — no tattoos, just an alabaster glow of skin. Oh my god, he was so pale. I remember he was sitting on the couch that day, looking uncomfortable. He wasn’t sitting straight up, just off to the side a little bit.

So I asked him if he was OK. He said, “I can’t believe it. I only have this one pair of pants. This morning, I got up, leaned down to pick up something and — POP — I popped my zipper”. I looked right next to his zipper, and there’s this giant hole.

Now, back in 1990 on a Saturday in New York City, where he’s staying, it’s not like there’s a big-and-tall men’s shop that’s open super early. So I assured him it was OK, that the chief wouldn’t even notice.

We just hit it off. You’ve got two kids in their 20s, just starting in the business. And that’s what our relationship would be built on: trust, respect and looking out for each other”.