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“I hope it’s a work” – Ric Flair On Shane McMahon’s WWE Departure

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• “I hope it’s a work” – Ric Flair On Shane McMahon’s WWE Departure

As we all know by now, Shane McMahon was “let go” from WWE by Vince McMahon after what happened at Royal Rumble 2022.

PWInsider reported the following about what happened on the day of the Rumble:

– Shane McMahon was pushing to work with 24-year-old Austin Theory at WrestleMania 38, with the feud stemming from the on-screen relationship between Austin and Vince McMahon, as Vince is very high on Theory.

However, other WWE Officials were pushing for Shane McMahon vs. Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38. A sequence to kick off this feud was planned for the Men’s Royal Rumble match, but Rollins wasn’t added to the match due to so many changes being made.

– Shane was frustrated on the day of the Royal Rumble, as Vince McMahon shot his ideas down. Backstage talk was that he was upset because “he wasn’t being allowed to do what he wanted” and was “greatly preoccupied” by his own role in the 30-man match.

– Shane got heat backstage for the poor reception of the Men’s Royal Rumble, as he was one of the Producers for this match.

– WWE writers were then told that plans have changed and Shane won’t be a part of WrestleMania 38. The original plan was for him to be a heel during his WrestleMania feud.

Andrew Zarian then added that some part of the heat on Shane has to do with Bad Bunny’s Royal Rumble creative:

“There were numerous changes to what number Bad Bunny would be. This was a cause for concern and people within WWE were upset. WWE doesn’t want to come off negatively with such a major outside star.”

Ringsidenews added:

“Vince had no choice. Shane created chaos, had everyone in an uproar, pissed off everyone in the Rumble, openly buried other producers, and was changing things that Vince wanted. Vince had no other choice but to send him home.”

PWTorch then reported that WWE Officials want to warn AEW President Tony Khan regarding signing Shane O’Mac:

“People in WWE are letting me know that someone should warn Tony Khan what he’s in for if he brings Shane in, because the sense of entitlement, and I don’t know if ego is the right word, that Shane would bring along with him in a company that isn’t WWE would probably be amplified compared to how he was acting on Saturday, which was just basically out of control.”

On his Wooooo Nation podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair had the following to say about this situation:

“I like Shane McMahon as a person, he has always been great to me my whole life. Of course, I do not have enough good things to say about Vince.

It’s a very uncomfortable topic and situation for me to discuss because I just do not know enough about it.

No, but I really do not see Shane being put through this brief period of humiliation for it to be something that’s not real either.

If your family is as closely knit as they are, why would you let that be the top subject in WWE news for two weeks? I hope it’s a work.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 10, 1990) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA WrestleWar 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

– Norman the Lunatic vs. Pat Rose

– The Dynamic Dudes vs. The MOD Squad (WWW – 2/3/90)

– Clip – The Road Warrior s vs. The Skyscrapers (From Clash X)

– The Road Warriors vs. The State Patrol

– The Skyscrapers vs. Zan Panzer & Sean Regal

– The Midnight Express vs. Robbie Idol & Paul Drake

– Doug Furnas vs. Galaxian I

– Brian Pillman & Z-Man vs. The Royal Family (WWW – 2/3/90)

– Clip – The Steiners vs. Doom (Doom is unmasked. From Clash X)

– Rick & Scott Steiner vs. The Italian Stallion & Bob Cook

– The Gladiator vs. Keith Hart

– Tommy Rich vs. Buzz Sawyer

        
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