That wouldn’t get him very far. There are a lot of people who have to work together to make WWE run as smoothly as it can. That is not easy to do and a lot of what you see on television comes from the minds of the company’s producers. These people help put the show together, though some of them have different priorities. That was on display over the weekend and it did not go well.

This weekend’s men’s Royal Rumble match featured the return of Shane McMahon, who entered the match at #28 and eliminated Kevin Owens before making the final three entrants. According to, there is a significant amount of heat backstage on McMahon, who was the lead writer and producer for the match. McMahon was said to have insisted that the match be built around himself and being put over and was “fighting with people to do so.” Some wrestlers, including some who never complain, were said to be loudly complaining about how hard McMahon was pushed in the match.

Opinion: This is something that is not likely to go over well, as the Royal Rumble is the kind of a match that can be used to put over new stars. If McMahon wanted to be the focal point of a match that was won by Brock Lesnar (while the women’s Royal Rumble was won by another returning star in Ronda Rousey), it was never going to be well accepted. McMahon wasn’t in the match long, but he was going toe to toe with Drew McIntyre and eliminating Owens. If he wrote the match, how good could it make him look?

What do you think of McMahon? How did you like the match? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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