At Wrestlemania, almost everyone assumed that Shane McMahon would find a way to win the Hell in a Cell match with The Undertaker. Although he failed to win in spectacular fashion, he got the chance to “run” Monday Night Raw this week, but his future role is not clear going forward the further Wrestlemania becomes.
If Mr. McMchaon is going to have Shane “stick around” week after week, eventually it’s going to cause friction in the McMahon family, especially with Stephanie and Triple H when they return.
There was recently a rumor that The Authority would be taking some time off. That will most likely be to further establish Shane McMahon as the foil, which shouldn’t take very long.
The plan on paper according to a rumor from PWMania.com is to split up the McMahon family, so Shane is running one show, and The Authority is running another one.
Vince will probably be playing the competitive card on his children that will eventually lead to Shane McMahon vs. Triple H at Summerslam in a match that will determine the true authority in WWE.
That’s a very interesting scenario for all four performers and will add a lot of variety and intrigue to both Raw and SmackDown over the summer and likely beyond. It wouldn’t be a brand split, but it’s better than nothing.
Do you want to see Shane McMahon run Raw and The Authority run SmackDown?