Most of the time he’s busy being the villain, but it’s hard to deny the sheer idiocy that makes up a lot of what Shane McMahon is all about. He’s not the best wrestler who ever went into the ring, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who is as willing as he is to do a stunt for his company. Oh, I should mention… he’s the son of the man who owns said company, by the way. Yep, as the heir to a multimillion pound fortune, he could be sunbathing his way through life, living it up without a care in the world. He certainly doesn’t need to wrestle!...
So why, then, does he insist on doing THIS?
Shane McMahon is insane. But at the same time, his athleticism is just as astounding. He can jump from one side of a wrestling ring to another, and does so regularly as one of his finishing moves. Have you ever seen a wrestling ring? They are HUGE! He can trade blows with the best of them, and has a habit of showing up many of his peers when in the ring with them. He can take a match against someone like The Undertaker (7ft tall) or Big Show (8 friggin’ ft!) and make it seem like a perfectly balanced fight. Sure, wrestling is all fake anyway, but it takes someone with massive amounts of skill to actually sell the equal stature of two wrestlers, when one is clearly stronger than the other. One final reson why we like him so much: he doesn’t over-sell his falls. Some wrestlers start shaking like some kind of spasticated electric eel made of jelly when they get hit, writhing around the floor in obviously fake agony. Shane McMahon... he makes it real.