The WWE is having a real life tension between Shane and Stephanie McMahon. According to the latest WWE rumors, Stephanie’s husband Triple H is very unhappy with Shane returning to the company even in just a television role.
In a report by Wrestle Zone, there is backstage heat between Shane and Stephanie & Triple H since the former returned last February. Shane-O-Mac was brought back after a seven-year absence to get involved in a match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, which he lost.
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The report noted that WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart said during his latest The Sharpshooter Show podcast that he felt the tension when he was backstage at WWE Payback last May 1. Hart mentioned that Shane, Stephanie and Triple H can’t be seen in the same room during the event.
“In the backstage area, I never saw Stephanie, Triple H and Shane all in the same room. I’m just reading between the lines without knowing anything. I could see that there was real tension there. I noticed when I saw Shane after Natalya’s match that he didn’t go into what they call the Gorilla Position,” Hart said.
“He wasn’t there. He wouldn’t go in there. He kind of stayed out and I realized then that it was just Stephanie and Triple H that were in there. There’s a lot of tension in the air and Stephanie, Triple H and Shane aren’t comfortable with the attention but Vince is loving it. He’s just throwing more gas on the fire,” he added.
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According to The Inquisitr, there are many speculations from the fans that the New McMahon Era storyline will eventually lead to a match between Triple H and Shane at SummerSlam. The feud will likely culminate with the rumored Brand Split taking over the story going forward.
As for the backstage heat, it is believed that Triple H does not like the fact that Shane could be back in position to take over the company. Hunter and Stephanie have worked hard to be where they are right now for the past seven years while Shane is out doing other non-wrestling ventures.
However, Shane is not signed as an executive but just a television talent. He was supposed to leave again after WrestleMania but he sold a lot of tickets that is why he was retained as an on-screen character.
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