WWE rumors have been swirling around Shane McMahon. As soon as he made his shocking return to professional wrestling, questions have been floating around about his intentions. For years, fans had hoped that Shane would be the one to take over for Vince McMahon some day. His return has renewed that faith. According to Wrestling Inc, Vince might have lured Shane back to World Wrestling Entertainment as leverage against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Being the chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment is a job that many people would love to hold. Aside from being in control of a billion dollar company, you’re also in charge of an entity that is known worldwide. Regardless of how some people feel about professional wrestling, WWE is still one of the top brands globally. That’s why it comes as no surprise that so many people want to take over the reigns from Vince McMahon.
The problem for Shane McMahon is that his desire was matched by his younger sister, Stephanie McMahon. She wanted to take over WWE just as much as Shane did. The two of them managed to work in relative harmony, but a lot of that was because Vince McMahon had them operating in different departments. That decision enabled them to both help out the business without crossing paths too frequently.
Shane McMahon went a different route. While he occasionally interacted with the creative department when he was utilized as an on-screen and in-ring performer, Shane focused more on building the brand globally and taking WWE to the next level with technology. Digital media and international broadcasting were his passion. Shane did well enough with that job that it eventually led to him leaving to become the CEO of China Broadband, Inc, and YOU On Demand.
In many corporations, people jockey for position and power. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that something like that would happen in WWE. There’s a lot of money and power at stake. Vince McMahon wants to know that the company that he made a global powerhouse be in good hands when he decides to step away. If it means seeing if Shane McMahon or Stephanie McMahon are willing to fight for it, then he’s going to let it happen.
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