Why Shane McMahon won the WWE World Cup Submitted by Aaron Rift on 11/03/2018 at 10:12 AM
Shane McMahon’s surprise World Cup victory at WWE Crown Jewel definitely left some fans scratching their hands. It appears that Shane’s win had nothing to do with The Miz (who was not actually injured) and was in fact planned out.
Here is what Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com said about Shane’s victory courtesy of RingsideNews.com:
“So the idea is that Shane is going heel and this was — Miz wasn’t hurt. This was all booked to be what it is: the beginning of a Shane McMahon heel turn. You know as far as why you want another hell McMahon authority figure on a show? I guess it’s a response to the declining ratings of SmackDown.”
Meltzer also speculated on why Miz was in the finals and not someone else:
“I guess they felt that they didn’t want Rey to look weak and quit, they didn’t want Randy Orton to look weak and quit… obviously they didn’t want Jeff Hardy to look weak and quit — so Miz had to be the one to look weak and quit for Shane to go in there.”