Mike Chioda: The McMahon Family Is Torn Apart
Insight from the former WWE referee
Former WWE referee Mike Chioda believes the McMahon family has been 'torn apart' by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's relationship.
Chioda notes that Shane McMahon verbally told Triple H that dating his boss' daughter was probably not a good idea, which in turn led to a falling out between the two and issues throughout the McMahon family.
Chioda also says that this ended up being the reason that Shane left WWE and why he's not involved in the company on a corporate level.
On the latest episode of 'Monday Mailbag', Chioda was asked if anyone told Triple H he probably shouldn't date Stephanie McMahon.
Chioda responded: "Yes, Shane did. Shane McMahon did. That’s why the feud fell out, that’s for sure. It was a thing from Vince Sr. that came around many years ago. They didn’t want anybody dating talent, none of the kids and none of their family. He didn’t want them taking bumps, which that didn’t happen.
"I think Shane really had a big part of that and that’s why Shane and Triple H had a falling out for many years, and that’s why Shane was exiled for 10 years. Shane is still not on top of the list. Where is he at now? Is he in the office? Is he running things? Is he Vice President? Is he Vice CEO? Can somebody tell me where he’s at right now because he should be there.
"I mean, even with Triple H out, you’re going to have Johnny Laurinaitis, Road Dogg, and Scott Armstrong running the fu**ing business? You’re not going to have Shane McMahon there? Where’s he at It’s boggles me for many years too. A lot of heat there.
"It gets more interesting, believe me. It’s sad because when I started working for this company, there was Linda McMahon, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon and now it seems to be all broken apart. All the money in the world probably can’t fix it. They have all the money in the world, a publicly traded company, which is ok.
"The family is torn apart at this point I think. Maybe not torn apart all the way, which I hope not, but it’s torn apart."
He continued, “Do you think Tony Khan is fighting with his dad? No. Tony Khan is going to do what he wants to do with his dad’s money and with his money, and he’s making it big in AEW, and they’re coming together to make money. The Jacksonville Jaguars, the European Soccer Football team, and AEW. You don’t hear any feuds between them. If there was, you would hear it.”
“I love Shane. I can’t say anything bad about Shane McMahon. I love Stephanie too. She’s never done me wrong, but I’m sure she could have put a kibosh when they gave me the ax after WrestleMania a year and a half ago. I’m sure she could have put an end to it but she didn’t. It is what it is."