YMMV / Shane McMahon

  • Crazy Awesome: The TitanTron spot. You know the one. (see the "Holy Shit!" Quotient entry if you don't.)
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: His recent tirade with The Undertaker, calling him as Vince's bitch.
    • And during their match at Wrestlemania 32, Shane routinely did a Bring It taunt, most notably two times after jumping off the cell and crashing onto the announcers table.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Surprisingly, considering he's a McMahon. The guy gets cheers and chants even when he's just showing up for his father's off the air birthday celebration. Might have something to do with Sibling Yin-Yang, but it probably has more to do with his willingness to be thrown through glass and jump off both Titantrons and the Cell.
    • Many fans who feel less than optimistic about the direction of the WWE since he's stepped away actually regard him as the "only good McMahon", in part due to his track record in and out of the ring during his tenure. It's gotten to the point where upon his stepping down as CEO of the Chinese broadband company he's been with since thennote , people are suggesting he return during the new regime storyline and play said role on-screen. When they finally got their wish on February 22, 2016, the fans absolutely exploded.
  • Foe Yay: Staggering amounts with Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, and Kane.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Any time Shane O'Mac steps into a ring for a No DQ/Hardcore/Street Fight-type match, the HSQ goes through the roof. Like the time he dropped an elbow from the top of the fifty foot high Titantron.
    • Just showing up on 2/22/16 (complete with appropriate chant from the crowd) - mainly because nobody. Saw. It. Coming.
    • WrestleMania 32, he managed to top the Titantron spot, how? He tries to drop the elbow on The Undertaker through the Spanish Announcers Table. From on top of the cell. To put this in perspective, one of the iconic Undertaker moments, and indeed one of WWE's iconic moments, Mick Foley is thrown from atop the cell to crash to the table below. Shane (along with the rest of us) has probably seen this footage about a million times. He's the first man to consciously make the decision to jump from atop the cell. And keep in mind Shane's not a regular in-ring performer and at this point, is in his mid-40s and hasn't wrestled a match in about seven years. Furthermore, the new cell being used in this era is several feet taller than the one that was used in the old Hell in a Cell classics, including Undertaker throwing Foley off of it. Yet Shane still voluntarily jumped. Far from popping at the spot, the crowd of over 100,000 actually quieted presumably because they were probably wondering if Shane had finally managed to kill himself.
  • Ho Yay: With Booker T during the Alliance storyline, and Rob Van Dam in 2003.
  • Narm: His multiple punches are so laughable that you'll have a hard time to suspend your disbelief while seeing it.
  • Tear Jerker: Looking at his return purely from a kayfabe perspective. He wanted to put his family in check for their arrogance and genuinely change WWE for the better so badly that when he came back on his mission, he didn't flinch when he was told by Vince that the challenge he had to take to get his chance at control was a Hell in a Cell fight against the Undertaker at WrestleMania. No, he just realized he had to train hard to get ready and get his mind clicking as to what insane stunt he'd have to do to keep Taker down. Nor when Vince tried to disown him again; he just lost more respect for Vince and kept on moving. Nor when the fight between him and Undertaker saw him get chokeslammed onto steel steps and driven back-first through and into the cell panel he weakened with bolt cutters; he just kept telling Undertaker to Bring It and proceeded to fight him on the outside, finally getting him down onto the table in time to climb up to the top of the cell, which again, is higher than it used to be when guys were getting thrown off it, and became the first guy to voluntarily jump off it in trying to take Taker out because he was that strong in his convictions. But then Taker moved out of the way, and from there, it was over. Even so, he still kept telling Taker to Bring It. Defiant to the Endeven though the end was in abject failure and near death.
  • The Woobie: Out of kayfabe, people tend to get the impression that Shane has gotten a really raw deal. Despite being the most well-liked member of the McMahon family, with inside sources describing him as easily the best and easiest to work for, Shane has basically been snubbed and ignored by his family and has been passed over as the heir to the company in favour of Steph and her husband, making it impossible to ignore the implication that Vince sees HHH as the son he'd prefer to have had all along. Even Whatculture Wrestling's video of '10 things the WWE wants you to forget about Shane McMahon' is less about times he's made a tit of himself or done something which makes the company look bad (like these videos usually are) and more about times he's been snubbed, abused, walked over, battered, ignored, been right about something that Vince was wrong about (such as buying UFC before it took off), or made the company look bad by comparison to him.
  • You Look Familiar: 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.