SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon is set to battle Kevin Owens this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell 2017. Shane announced on this week’s episode of SmackDown that the match will also be Falls Count Anywhere. Shane has put on a bunch of excellent matches in his career and hopefully his match with Owens at Hell in a Cell is another classic. Here are the top 5 matches in Shane McMahon’s career:
Shane McMahon battled Steve Blackman in a Hardcore Championship match. Shane took a beating in this match and relied on help from Test and Albert to try to avoid Blackman. Shane tried to climb up the side of set to escape Blackman, but that wound up being his downfall.
Blackman followed Shane up there and hit him with a kendo stick a couple of times. Shane then fell from the side of the set in one of the most memorable moments of the Attitude Era.
Shawn Michaels is one of the best in-ring performers of all-time and Shane McMahon is one of the craziest, so this match was perfect. Shane had eliminated Michaels in the Royal Rumble. This Street Fight was much better than the Street Fight between Vince and Shawn at WrestleMania 22.
Shane is 25 years younger and is willing to do anything to entertain the crowd. The best spot in this match is when Shawn Michaels Superplexes Shane off the ladder through a couple of tables. The finish to the match saw a recreation of the Montreal Screw Job. Shane locked in the Sharpshooter and Vince McMahon called for the bell.
The storyline for this match was that Test was dating Stephanie McMahon at this time. Shane McMahon thought that Stephanie could do better and the stipulation for this match was “Love Her or Leave Her”. Shane also made sure that this match was No Disqualifications, as Test would have destroyed him if this was a standard singles match.
The Mean Street Posse interfered early in the match, but Test was able to take them out. The crowd was very into this match and completely got behind Test. Test got the victory and celebrated with Stephanie McMahon after the match.
WrestleMania X7 is one of, if not the best WrestleMania of all-time. Vince McMahon battled his son Shane during the event. Mick Foley was the guest referee and Linda McMahon was ringside. The storyline called for Linda to be in a coma-like state and in a wheelchair. Shane had also just recently bought WCW from under his father’s nose and that added feul to this storyline.
Vince and Shane held nothing back in this match and beat the hell out of each other. Trish Stratus wheeled out Linda McMahon and then turned face during the match. Trish chased Stephanie McMahon up the entrance Linda McMahon got up from the wheel chair and gave Vince a low-blow. Vince McMahon got his comeuppance and Shane McMahon debuted his corner-to-corner Dropkick for the victory.
Shane McMahon is not the greatest wrestler in the world. However, when you put him in the ring with someone great, Shane can elevate and put on a stellar match. We recently saw this when Shane faced AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33. The match kicked of WrestleMania 33 and wound up being one of the better matches on the show.
I don’t think there is a way for Shane McMahon to ever top this match in his in-ring career. Kurt Angle brought out the best in Shane McMahon and you could tell that Shane wanted to prove that he could hang with Angle in the ring. Shane even hit the Angle Slam and applied the Ankle Lock during this match. The match itself was great, but nobody will ever forget the spot that occurred at the top of the entrance ramp. Angle hit a Belly to Belly Suplex to Shane and Shane went flying into the plexiglass on the stage. The glass was supposed to break, but it did not and Shane slammed into it and fell to the floor.