He’s a big deal. There are some wrestling families whose names are going to get your attention no matter what they are doing. That is often a good thing and can help make stories that easier to tell. The name can give you an easy in to some kind of a storyline, as some of those names are going to offer instant interest no matter what they are doing. WWE is hoping that will be the case again as a major name is set for a return.
According to Ringsidenews.com, Shane McMahon is set to participate in the men’s Royal Rumble match this coming weekend. While not confirmed, it is expected that this will set up an unspecified match for WrestleMania 38. This would be McMahon’s first match since he was defeated by Braun Strowman in a cage match at WrestleMania 37. WWE has not mentioned McMahon in any significant way in months.
McMahon has wrestled for WWE on and off since 1999, often in high level angles and matches. He has won a handful of championships over the years, with his most recent title reign being a SmackDown Tag Team Title reign with the Miz. However, throughout his over twenty year career in WWE, McMahon has never participated in a traditional Royal Rumble, though he did take part in the Greatest Royal Rumble.
Here's another piece of Royal Rumble news that we were able to confirm today.
Shane McMahon will be in the 2022 Royal Rumble. No word on if he has a WrestleMania program, but we wouldn't be surprised on that either.
— Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) January 27, 2022
Opinion: This is one of those things that might not be the most popular, but it is certainly something that will make an impact. The McMahons mean more than almost anyone in the history of WWE and having them around instantly means something. I’m almost scared to see what WWE does with McMahon at WrestleMania though, as he is often pushed all the way to the moon every time he is around.
What do you think of McMahon making a return? What do you see him doing at WrestleMania? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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