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'''Shane Brandon [=McMahon=]''' is the eldest of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's children, and like his sister Wrestling/{{Stephanie|McMahon}}, has been heavily involved with ProfessionalWrestling ever since young adulthood. He spent over twenty years with Wrestling/{{WWE}}, working his way up from ring crew to referee to wrestler to GM-figure.

He is one of the only ''fourth-generation'' wrestlers, and was the former head of Global Media for WWE before leaving in early 2010 to become the CEO of an Asian internet company as well as part of the Board of Directors of a sports management firm.

[[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] has an article about his life and career [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_McMahon here]].
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!!'''HERE COMES THE TROPES:'''

* ActionSurvivor: Despite wrestling in a few matches, Shane doesn't consider himself a wrestler and while he's best known for jumping off high places, his best actual skill is probably getting out of holds.
* BadassFamily: The [=McMahons=].
** BigScrewedUpFamily: What they tend toward in-character.
* BadassNormal: The son of the boss who can hold his own in the ring against trained wrestlers, and sometimes even win? Yeah, he qualifies.
* BenevolentBoss: The word from inside the industry is that Shane is easily the best member of the [=McMahon=] family to work for.
* BerserkButton:
** The one guaranteed way to piss Shane off is attack his mother. He attacked Triple H when he tried to Pedigree Linda, despite them both being on the side of the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime; turned on Vince after his abuse had left Linda catatonic; and was out for Kane's blood when he tombstoned Linda.
** As a face, he's generally portrayed as protective of his family—though not unwilling to confront them on their BS.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He's usually protective of his baby sister, once saving her from Wrestling/RandyOrton's Punt Kick by [[TakingTheBullet taking it]] with his back.
* BrotherSisterTeam: With Stephanie as owner of WCW during the Alliance storyline.
* TheBusCameBack: After a long hiatus, he finally returned to the WWE and called out his father and sister on the February 22, 2016 edition of ''Raw'', challenging them for the control of ''Raw''. Vince would grant him control, but as always, there was a catch -- he had to beat Wrestling/TheUndertaker at Wrestling/WrestleMania. Inside Hell in a Cell. With Taker's career on the line.
* CallingTheOldManOut: To Vince if they're not on the same side.
* TheCameo: Has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it part in the 2002 film ''Rollerball''. He's the CEO Wrestling/PaulHeyman's character says hello to when coming into the arena for the first time.
** Has made a lot of these at recent PGA championships; his company is a major supporter of certain PGA golfers.
* ChewingTheScenery: He was considered for giving the HongKongDub to [[Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku Taka Michinoku's]] famous Kaientai promos, but it ultimately went to Brother Love and Tom Pritchard.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: When he's a heel.
* CueTheFlyingPigs: February 22, 2016, the night he came back to Raw.
* DanceBattler: One of his signature taunts - which he freely admits he stole from Muhammad Ali - is dancing and weaving from side to side, swinging his arms, and then punching whoever he's fighting in the face. The dance, which he does during his entrance as well, has been dubbed [[FanNickname "The Shane-O Shuffle"]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Shane doesn't even need to talk to get this aspect across. His utterly deadpan reaction to [[SmiteMeOMightySmiter Vince calling out God]] was to give Vince a "WTF" look and take a single, but significant, step back.
* DeathFromAbove: Shane probably could've been a great cruiserweight in another life. From elbow drops off the top rope onto the announcer's table, to [[UpToEleven coast-to-coast missile dropkicks]] to [[{{HSQ}} an elbow drop off the top of the titantron.]]
** Taken to its absolute with his performance at {{WrestleMania}} 32: [[spoiler:Jumping from top of the [[GimmickMatches Hell in A Cell]] cage - 20 feet! He missed his mark though, but goes to show how ballsy he can get.]] This is five feet higher than the one that almost killed MickFoley and Shane was 13 years older when he did it.
* TheDragon: To his father when both are heels.
** DragonAscendant: Pulled it off on his father twice, first, in Wrestling/{{The Corporat|ion}}e Wrestling/{{Ministry|OfDarkness}}, and second during the [=InVasion=] storyline.
*** It was actually subverted with that first example, as it was later revealed that Shane was actually still TheDragon to Vince the whole time, as Vince was the Higher Power that masterminded the whole plot to kidnap Stephanie just to show Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin how far he was willing to go to screw with him.
** This was actually an aspect of Shane's character in the early days, as he was built up to be the "heir" to Vince's throne in the future in kayfabe and in real life. It wound up being apparently subverted though as Vince is still running WWE and Shane has resigned from his position, though only time will tell whether this is truly the case.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Harming Linda is his biggest BerserkButton. Case in point in one storyline when Stephanie and Linda exchange slaps, and then Triple H tries to put the Pedigree on Linda. Shane ''immediately'' attacked Triple H, though they were both on the same side against her.
* FamilyBusiness: Wrestling, until he left to pursue outside ventures, at least.
* FinishingMove: Both of his involve [[IHaveTheHighGround jumping from high places]]: The Coast to Coast, a missile dropkick from the top turnbuckle in one corner to an opponent in a neighboring corner (generally done by kicking a trash can in front of them), and the Leap of Faith, a diving elbow from any high place.
* GarbageWrestler[=/=]SpotMonkey: He pretty much did crazy spots and big bumps and not much more...
** ...up to a certain point. By the time he came back in 2016, he was willingly showing his age (46). Then he was shown training to prepare himself to go up against the nearly-unbeatable: a Wrestlemania Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker. By the time the match ended, he showed himself to be legitimate, reversing Hell's Gate into a sharpshooter, and then the Tombstone Piledriver into a chokehold.
* GeniusBruiser: A much better GM than his sister and a significantly better wrestler, he's also responsible for much of the development in the 2000's of the WWE's online presence, which has been noted to be cutting-edge and innovative. WWE.com was doing streaming video and forums right well before many other websites.
* GoodCounterpart: Behind the scenes, Vince is still booking the show. Except now he's appealing to the hardcore fans--while pretending that Shane is behind it all. (Wrestling.)\\\
It's a brilliant move: They decided to take a risk in 2016 and change the direction of the show, so if for some reason this doesn't work, on TV at least they can blame it on Shane.
* GroinAttack: One of his more infamous WWE moments involved a rather unfortunate encounter with Wrestling/{{Kane}}, a car battery, and a set of jumper cables.
* [[GirlPosse Guy Posse]]: The Mean Street Posse. They'd wanted Shane to have an entourage for his feud with Wrestling/{{Test}} and were going to use some indy wrestlers. Shane convinced the bookers that his ''actual'' high-school best friends could be more annoying than anyone they cast. He was right.
* HesBack: Shane returned to the WWE after a nearly seven year absence and returned in a huge way and with a huge pop.
* HighSchoolSweethearts / FirstGirlWins / VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Married the first girl he'd ever dated, Marissa. They actually used to live across the street from each other.
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: Pretty standard in Shane matches. His Street Fight with Wrestling/KurtAngle in 2001 was a ''double'' HowMuchMoreCanHeTake, considering the spots with the glass.
** To elaborate, "the spots with the glass" refers to Kurt attempting to Belly to Belly-suplex Shane through the panes of glass used for the set. Apparently, they hadn't gotten the right type of Plexiglass and the glass refused to break. Shane took a hellacious Belly to belly suplex and landed on his head. He told Kurt to suplex him again, and the glass broke. Then when they tried to do the same spot back out onto the ramp, the glass didn't break ''again''. Kurt reportedly tried to stop the match, but Shane (who was close friends with Kurt in real life) told him they'd never get the chance to do this again. Kurt suplexed Shane through, and that shot of Shane going through the glass the final time has become iconic, used for years as the very first shot of the ''{{Smackdown}}'' video package.
** To elaborate further: When Shane was bouncing off the Plexiglass, he was landing neck-and-noggin first on the ''concrete'' floor.
** Then came his Hell in A Cell match against Wrestling/TheUndertaker at Wrestling/WrestleMania 32 where he tried to do his elbow drop through the announcers table onto Taker, ''willingly doing it from the top of the 20ft cell''. But as Shane jumped, Taker managed to roll out of the way, causing Shane to crash onto the table, literally silencing the '''100,000+''' in attendance who was just cheering for him as he made the jump, enough to make them sincerely worry he might have gone too far and killed himself as the refs and medics went to check him out. Even '''[[TheStoic THE UNDERTAKER]]''' was in shock at this till Shane finally showed signs of life and even gave him two "[[BringIt Bring it on]]" hand gestures, even knowing he was clearly out of it.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Right-handed, but throws left-handed punches. Opponents get a nice surprise when they attempt to grab his left hand, and Shane goes and uses his actual dominant hand.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Ranging from a simple turnbuckle to the top of the big-ass screen used as WWE's set, the Titantron. Jumping off high places is Shane's [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: Uses a trash can for his Coast-to-Coast Van Terminator.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: You might not know this, but there were other [=McMahon=]s in wrestling. Some of them were even related to this one.
* {{Keet}}: Especially in his younger days. There were [[Wrestling/JimRoss many]], [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels many]] [[Wrestling/DGenerationX jokes]] made about Shane needing to switch to decaf.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: At various points in time in regards to Stephanie. It depended on the era if Shane would take the unlucky sod who hurt his baby sister and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat him to a bloody pulp]], or if he'd [[CainAndAbel watch from the sidelines and leave her there]].
** Or if he'd [[TakeAThirdOption watch from the sidelines in horror and maybe leave her there, then reappear on the next show with a plan to get the unlucky sod who hurt his baby sister beat to a bloody pulp]].
* LikeFatherLikeSon: In his early [[Wrestling/TheCorporation Corporation]] days, he was a carbon-copy of Vince.
* LongBusTrip: Resigned from WWE to "pursue other interests" (becoming the CEO of an Asian internet corporation, a short foray into producing with UFC), his absence hasn't been explained on television.
* ManlyTears: He wipes away a few during his return in 2016, due to the ''overwhelmingly'' warm response from the crowd.
* MommasBoy: Generally, as a face.
* MoneySong: Here comes the money!
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Before his final confrontation with Wrestling/{{Kane}} at ''Survivor Series 2003'', he invited Kane to a fancy restaurant so that they could issue their final threats over dinner.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Always tended to look about 5-10 years below his actual age, and still would today if he hadn't let his [[http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2014-04/enhanced/webdr06/4/19/original-32044-1396654676-2.jpg hair fully gray out.]]
* OnlySaneMan: As a face, usually toward Vince. Taken to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]], ScrewThisImOuttaHere extremes during the [[HumiliationConga "McMahon Family Portrait"]], where Shane simply bailed rather than witness any more of what was going on.
** It started at the end of the [=InVasion=] storyline, where [[GracefulLoser he calmly conceded victory to Vince]], instead of [[FreakOut throwing a temper tantrum like]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie]].
** Particularly pronounced during Vince's religion-based SanitySlippage against Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, where he started fancying himself as [[AGodAmI a counterpart to]] [[{{God}} the Almighty Himself]], they had a segment in church where Shane was privy to his father's insane ramblings. Vince had Shane read a modified version of the Lord's Prayer, complete with excerpts about Vince's "omnipotent semen"; Shane stopped mid-reading because it was getting... weird. Later, Vince got on the podium and [[TemptingFate challenged God to strike him down where he stood]]. Shane slowly stepped away from him, not wanting to get caught in case of actual lightning. Then the next week, Vince started a promo by stating that Shane had asked him if he was going to hell. He would end up introducing [[ParodyReligion McMahonism]] to the world.
* OverlordJr: In-character.
* PowerStable: Wrestling/TheCorporation, and the [[VillainTeamUp Corporate]] Wrestling/{{Ministry|OfDarkness}}.
* PutOnABus: Left the company in 2010, and didn't return until 2016.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The most reasonable of the [=McMahon=] family, in or out of character.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: When he's a heel.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: When he's a heel.
* SharpDressedMan: When he's not wrestling. Shane can wear the hell out of a suit.
* SiblingYinYang: Both in and out of the ring, Shane is the more level-headed businessman to Stephanie's spotlight-loving occasional {{Yandere}}.
* SmugSnake: Can get this way as a heel.
* SpanishAnnouncersTable: His elbow-drop from the top turnbuckle onto a prone Wrestling/{{Test}} on the table has become synonymous with the SpanishAnnouncersTable bump, and one of the most infamous examples.
* SpotMonkey: Shane is famous for this in his matches, doing all kinds of outlandish things that only the most extreme wrestlers would do (including jumping off the very top of the Titantron). Probably hits DoingItForTheArt considering his role with the company during all his biggest moments was as the Executive Vice-President of Global Media, which means he didn't have to go even half as far as he did just for the sake of the product.
* StuffedIntoATrashcan: In a fit of {{genre blind}}ness, thought he had finished off Kane after kicking him into a dumpster that was lit on fire.
* TheStarscream:
** His WhamLine kick-start to the [=InVasion=] storyline, revealing he'd bought Wrestling/{{WCW}} right out from under his father.
** Subverted during the Higher Power storyline, when it seemed at first that Shane had turned against Vince to join forces with Wrestling/TheUndertaker, only for it to be revealed that Vince was the Greater Power giving them orders and it was all part of his plan.
* VillainousUnderdog: Like most [=McMahons=], Shane is a performer and businessman rather than a proper wrestler. However he stands out among the others just for the sheer valour and legitimate skill he shows in the ring against the actual roster, often even when he's a heel. Sometimes fans are actually left rooting for Shane just for all the extreme measures he takes just to get some upper hand.
* VocalEvolution: His voice has deepened noticeably since his 2016 return.
* WarriorPrince: Being the son of WWE's owner, he can be considered as such.
* WellDoneSonGuy: What Shane was rumored to be for several years, at least up until he departed from the company. A lot of wrestlers talk about how they somewhat resented Shane for his ridiculous spots because it raised the bar to impossible heights. At the same time, they pitied him because Shane, as the boss's son, was just trying to get the respect of his father. Considering how much of a workaholic Vince is and reports of how favored Stephanie is with their father, that's hardly surprising.
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: His signature weapon are Singapore canes, which he freely admits he embraced due to Mick Foley's use of it.
* WorthyOpponent: After his [[HolyShitQuotient unbelievable]] [[DeathFromAbove plunge from the top of the Hell Cell]] onto Wrestling/TheUndertaker (sadly just missing him) he continued to tell the stunned Undertaker to BringIt even when he was ''obviously'' completely done. Undertaker lightly patted Shane on the cheek before planting him with the Tombstone to end the match.
* WrestlingFamily: Randy Orton's Legacy tried to get on his good side on the basis they were all from wrestling families. Shane was having none of it, and reminded them that they might be third-generation Superstars, but he's ''fourth-generation''.
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