Superstar Rewind: Shane Mcmahon

Shane Brandon McMahon was born on January 15, 1970 to WWE CEO, Vince McMahon and present senate Linda Mcmahon. Shane is the fourth generation in his family run business, as he follows his great-grandfather, Jess McMahon, his grandfather Vincent J. McMahon, and his father Vincent K. McMahon. He is also the older brother to WWE Vice President, Stephanie Mcmahon and brother-in-law to 13 time world heavyweight champion, Triple H.

Shane begun his career in the business as a referee billed “Shane Stevens” in 1990 at WrestleMania VI. The following year, at 21 years old, Shane left behind the blue shirt and bow-tie and took on the role of a backstage official at WrestleMania VIII when he appeared to break up a worked brawl between Randy Savage and Ric Flair.

5 years later, Shane Mcmahon married his high school crush Marissa Mazzola on September 14, 1996. They used to live across the street from each other. McMahon has stated “that Marissa was the only girlfriend he ever had.”

By 1998, at 28 years old, Shane took on the role as a color commentator, and joined Jim Ross on Sunday Night Heat. His stints at the announcing table only lasted for a few months before he gave it up to Jerry “The King” Lawler and became a regular on screen when he was roped in for his father’s infamous feud with Stone Cold character. Within a short period of time, Shane established himself as the Fortune Son and made a significant mark at the Corporation. Over the next three years, Shane was involved in multiple storylines with notable names such as X-Pac, Test, The Rock, Mick Foley, The Big Show and even went on to face his father, Vince Mcmahon at a critically acclaimed street fight match at Wrestlemania X7.

By the summer of 2001, Shane and his sister Stephanie joined hands and created the Alliance (WCW & ECW) to oust WWE off the table. They were unsuccessful and the storyline was soon written off by late 2001. Shane was later transferred backstage and progressed speedily (and expectedly) through the rank of the corporate titles. In 2003, Shane returned to screen and made several sporadic involvement with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and later Degeneration X, Shawn Michaels, Legacy and Randy Orton.

In 2004, Shane Mcmahon welcomed his first son, Declan James Mcmahon. Two years later, Shane became a father for the second time when his second son, Kenyon Jesse was born. Later that year, he was named one of Detail magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Men Under 42” in the annual commemorative issue.

At this time, rumors has it that Shane was displeased about the direction the company was taking. Many news, though unconfirmed, surfaced that Shane has been in largely disagreement with the upper management board (many speculated it to be Vince Mcmahon himself and other board members). In early 2007, Shane begun to show interest in Ultimate Fighting Force (UFC) but the deal did not finalize after Nobuyuki Sakakibara, president of DSE, announced that Station Casinos, Inc. magnate Lorenzo Fertitta, acquire all the assets of Pride FC.

By 2009, Shane Mcmahon grew disinterested with his career and wanted to try something new. At the end of year, Shane officially filed for resignation with effect from 1 January 2010. In the WWE press release, Shane shared, “Having been associated with this organization for the majority of my life, I feel this is the opportune time in my career to pursue outside ventures.” thus ending his 20 year stint with the company.”

On August 3, 2010 it was released that McMahon had signed a deal to become the new CEO of China Broadband Inc., a provider of cable broadband services, as well as other digital and analog related luxuries, in the Shandong Province of China. The Company is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Would we ever see Shane set foot in the company again? I definitely hope so.

~ by wrestlingdynasty on August 25, 2010.

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