As previously noted, it was reported Shane McMahon has been quietly “let go” from WWE after receiving backstage heat for his producing work during the men’s 2022 Royal Rumble match.
Twitter account @WrestleVotes noted the following regarding Shane’s Wrestlemania 38 plans being dropped…
“Source states the spot Shane McMahon was going to have on the Wrestleania card was to be positioned near the top. Therefore, WWE now needs a new ‘major attraction’ matchup outside of the titles. This goes w/o saying, but the WM card is still in complete flux. It’s quite amazing.”
It was rumored that Shane was planned to have a match against Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania. During the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com commented more on the matter…
“Vince [McMahon], he invited him [Shane] to produce the Royal Rumble this year, like he did last year. But Shane was in it this year and it just turned into a big hassle and ticked a lot of the wrestlers off and at the end of the day, Vince sent him home and he’s done. So he was going to be in Wrestlemania against Seth Rollins. He was going to be in the Chamber match. Austin Theory took his spot in the Chamber match. I don’t think he was going to win the Chamber match. I don’t want to say he wasn’t because I don’t know for sure. I think the idea was [Shane and Seth] were going to start a feud in the Royal Rumble. They were going to continue it in the Chamber match and build to a big blow off at Wrestlemania, and Vince pulled Seth from the Rumble. So Shane got really mad because that was his program and then that’s where everything escalated from that point.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)
Source states the spot Shane McMahon was going to have on the WrestleMania card was to be positioned near the top. Therefore, WWE now needs a new “major attraction” matchup outside of the titles. This goes w/o saying, but the WM card is still in complete flux. It’s quite amazing.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) February 8, 2022