Shane Brandon McMahon is an American professional wrestler and business person. He is best known for his work with WWE. He is the son of Vince McMahon and the brother of Stephanie McMahon. He is a former European, Hardcore, and SmackDown Tag Team Champion.
Before he began his on-screen career, Shane McMahon was a referee. McMahon had several minor roles in the company during his early years. In 1998, he become an on-screen personality. He was heavily involved in the storyline between Austin and McMahon. At Survivor Series, McMahon turned heel and joined The Corporation.
In 1999, he won the European Championship from X-Pac and faced him in a rematch at WrestleMania. After Mania, Shane and Vince faced Steve Austin in a ladder match at King of the Ring for the control of WWF. The duo won the match and moved to other storylines. After feuding with Triple H and DX, Shane aligned himself with Big Show at WrestleMania.
After Mania, Shane began feuding with The Rock with the help of other heel wrestlers. In 2000, Shane defeated Steve Blackman to win the Hardcore Championship. At SummerSlam, Blackman attacked Shane with a kendo stick, which left him to fall 50 feet from the stage. After SummerSlam, they wrote Shane off television.
In 2001, Shane returned and began feuding with Vince McMahon. At WrestleMania XVII, Shane defeated Vince. At King of the Ring, Angle defeated McMahon in a street fight. During the Invasion angle, Shane became the owner of the WCW and feuded with WWF. After WCW lost, Shane was fired by Vince.
In 2002, he made his return to WWE and began feuding with Eric Bischoff. At SummerSlam, Shane defeated Bischoff in a falls count anywhere match. After Bischoff, Shane feuded with Kane and faced him at Unforgiven and Survivor Series and lost. In 2006, Shane made a return at Royal Rumble and eliminated Shawn Michaels.
At WrestleMania XXII, Shane assisted Vince during his match with Michaels. Throughout the rest of the year, Shane and Vince feuded with DX and lost on several occasions. In 2007, Vince and Shane began feuding with Donald Trump. At Backlash, Shane, Vince, and Umaga defeated Bobby Lashley to crown Vince as the new ECW Champion. Shane made a few sporadic appearances after losing to Bobby Lashley.
In 2008, Shane and Stephanie became interim general managers of RAW. In 2009, Vince and Shane aligned themselves with Triple H to feud with The Legacy. At Backlash, Shane, Batista, and Triple H lost to The Legacy. In May, Shane was attacked by the group and taken off television.
In February, Shane McMahon returned to RAW and interrupted Stephanie and Vince. At WrestleMania 32, The Undertaker defeated Shane in a Hell in a Cell match. After Mania, Shane became the SmackDown Commissioner. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar attacked Shane after his match with Randy Orton.
In 2017, Shane began his feud with AJ Styles after Styles was denied of a championship match at WrestleMania. At WrestleMania 33, AJ Styles defeated Shane McMahon. After SummerSlam, Shane began his rivalry with Kevin Owens. At Hell in a Cell, Shane lost to Owens. At Survivor Series, he joined Team SmackDown but lost. The storyline went on for months and concluded at WrestleMania.
At WrestleMania 34, Shane and Daniel Bryan defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. In 2018, Shane replaced The Miz at the Best in the World tournament in Saudi. The Miz and Shane began working together and formed a tag team. At Royal Rumble, they defeated The Usos to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. After losing the titles, Shane turned on The Miz. At WrestleMania 35, Shane defeated The Miz in a falls count anywhere match.
In 2019, Shane began feuding with Roman Reigns with the help of Drew McIntyre. At Super Showdown, Shane defeated Roman Reigns. At Extreme Rules, Shane and McIntyre lost to Reigns and Undertaker. On SmackDown's 20th Anniversary show, Kevin Owens defeated Shane McMahon and fired him. In 2020, Shane returned to RAW and began hosting RAW Underground.
In 2021, Shane began feuding with Braun Strowman. At WrestleMania 37, Shane was defeated by Braun Strowman in a steel cage match. In 2022, Shane returned to WWE and entered the Royal Rumble match. Shane was in the final three before being eliminated by Brock Lesnar. After the event, they released Shane from the company.