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5 WWE Superstars who have feuded with a McMahon

Daniel Crump
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Not the first time.
Not the first time

This week's episode of Smackdown Live saw the start of another storyline directly involving the McMahon family. After weeks of animosity built between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens, both Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon appear to have been brought in as well.

The sight of KO headbutting the mighty Vince McMahon sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe and has set up a monumental showdown between Shane and KO inside a Hell in a Cell.

Of course, this is not the first time a McMahon has been brought in to feud with a WWE superstar, and fans will now be wondering where this particular incarnation is going to fit amongst the others.

As we look forward to what is going to transpire, here is a look at five other times a WWE Superstar has feuded with a McMahon:

#5 Randy Orton vs. The McMahon Family

Sealed with a kiss.
Sealed with a kiss

Randy Orton has had his up and downs over the course of his career. While the company has always been high on the idea of pushing "The Viper", fans have usually remained undecided. Some might claim that a lot of his popularity was a result of him being the alternative choice to John Cena for the past decade plus.

While he has gone through several heel and face turns over the years, Orton, in most people's opinion, always comes across better as a heel, and as far as his heel runs go, the best one has to be his rivalry with the McMahon family in 2009.

While the dynamics of a McMahon-centred storyline works better when the family are the heels, Orton made Vince, Shane and especially Stephanie, come across as sympathetic babyfaces.

The feud actually dated back to Randy's time in Evolution and the hangover from the animosity built between him and Triple H. The 2009 story angle was also the first time the WWE addressed the fact that Triple H and Stephanie were married in real life, as opposed to just in kayfabe.


Orton went about destroying the family one by one with his new faction, Legacy. He first punted Vince in the head, causing him a kayfabe concussion, then did the same to Shane before delivering a DDT to Stephanie McMahon and kissing her unconscious body in front of her husband.

Despite all the weeks of build involving the McMahons, the main event of Wrestlemania 25 was largely seen as a let down as the match ended up being a one on one bout between Orton and Hunter. It wasn't until Backlash of that year that we saw more involvement from Shane, which would prove to be the last feud we would see him in, until his surprise return a few years ago.

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Life long WWE fan and recent convert to NJPW. I mainly write feature pieces, giving my opinions on WWE's past, present and future. Follow me on Twitter for more!
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