Shane McMahon is the son of Vince McMahon, owner of WWE, and Linda Edwards, a politician who is part of the Trump administration. She has a younger sister, Stephanie McMahon, who got married to the wrestler Triple H in 2003.
In 2009, McMahon announced his resignation from WWE. He later became CEO of entertainment service company YOU On Demand in 2010. On July 12, 2013, McMahon voluntarily stepped down as CEO of YOU On Demand and appointed Weicheng Liu as his successor, while remaining the company's principal executive officer and Vice Chairman of the Board.
In 2016, he returned to the WWE as an on-screen character. In 2019, McMahon was "fired" from the company after losing a match to Kevin Owens, per the match stipulation. In a recent interview with ESPN, he recalled his WrestleMania 32 match with The Undertaker: “The whole reason for the Hell in a Cell match we had at WrestleMania 32 goes back to a couple of major factors.
I had a hiatus from the company for a while prior to that. My three boys had never seen me perform live. They’re the main reason I changed my life around, to be more involved in their personal lives. They had asked about me doing it again, and I figured if the right scenario ever came around, I would consider it.
One day, I get a call from my friend Mr. Calaway. He says, “What do you think?” And I ask, “About what?” And he says, “Me and you”. My gut was that I didn’t want to say no, which stunned me.
So I told him to run it by the boss and see what he thought. Taker called Vince. My dad called me. And the rest is history. The three of us started thinking about this match as a special attraction, and the story was about my comeback after seven years, for control of the company — which was a great little family dynamic, because you never know with the McMahons what’s real and what’s not — and that I’d have to get in there with Vince’s chosen representative, and it’ll be a Hell in a Cell. Prior to the match, Mrs. Calaway, Mark’s mother, comes up to me at a dinner a few days before WrestleMania."