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'''Shane Brandon [=McMahon=]''' is the eldest of [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]]'s children, and like his sister, [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie]], 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.

ThatOtherWiki 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
* 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.
* 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.
* BrotherSisterTeam: With Stephanie as owner of WCW during the Alliance storyline.
* 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 the one giving the HongKongDub to Taka Michinoku's famous Kaientai promos
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: When he's a heel.
* 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.]]
* TheDragon: To his father when both are heels.
** DragonAscendant: Pulled it off on his father twice, first, in TheCorporation, 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
* FinishingMove: Both of his involve [[IHaveTheHighGround jumping from high places]]. The Van Terminator was hijacked from Wrestling/RobVanDam and modified with a trash can instead of a chair, and the Leap of Faith involves the complete destruction of the SpanishAnnouncersTable.
* GarbageWrestler[=/=]SpotMonkey: He pretty much did crazy spots and big bumps and not much more.
* GeniusBruiser
* 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.
* 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 German-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 German 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 more: When Shane was bouncing off the Plexiglass, he was landing neck-and-noggin first on the ''concrete'' floor.
* 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
* {{Keet}}: Especially in his younger days. There were [[JimRoss many]], [[ShawnMichaels many]] [[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), his absence hasn't been explained on television.
* MommasBoy: Generally, as a face.
* MoneySong
* 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.
* 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 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/MinistryOfDarkness Ministry]]
* PutOnABus: Left the company in 2010.
* 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}}.
* [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter Singapore Canes Are Even Better]]
* 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.
* 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.
* WarriorPrince: Being the son of WWE's owner, he can be considered as such.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Has been, in order - a referee, part of his father's entourage, a wrestler, the owner of WCW, a wrestler again, and finally, co-owner and GM of WWE.
* WrestlingFamily
* YouLookFamiliar: The first performer to walk out at WrestleMania VI, he was a ring announcer and later showed up as a referee ''way'' before he was ever acknowledged as Vince [=McMahon=]]]'s son.
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