Report: Shane McMahon Gone From WWE

McMahon is "out"

Shane McMahon appears to be out of WWE, as reported by Ringside News and confirmed by Dave Meltzer.

Meltzer has said that McMahon is "out of the company", though it's not clear if his talent deal has been terminated, or if it's just that the forthcoming plans involving him have been scrapped.

McMahon took part in the Men's Royal Rumble on Saturday, entering the match from the number 28 spot. McMahon threw out Kevin Owens, and was eliminated by Brock Lesnar en route to Lesnar's victory. This was McMahon’s first match in nearly a year.

Meltzer noted there being lots of heat on McMahon for his booking of the Rumble, a task he's performed in years past. Meltzer added that McMahon, "had an idea of what the Rumble was going to be and then a lot of that ended up being changed," which reportedly irked many in the company.

Past reports have noted plans for the Men's Rumble underwent several changes, something that frustrated talent.

One of those changes involved Bad Bunny's guest involvement, with Mat Men's Andrew Zarian noting, "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."

All plans for McMahon for Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania 38 are off. Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins were both considered as WrestleMania opponents for the 52-year-old. 

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.