Shane McMahon Wanted To Fight Brock Lesnar During Backstage Altercation At WrestleMania

As was reported earlier, there was a backstage confrontation following the WWE Universal Championship Match at WrestleMania 34 between Vince McMahon and Brock Lesnar.

As more details began to come out regarding the incident, it was said that Shane McMahon was in the area when everything went down backstage between his father Vince, and the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. The exchange was said to have been very heated to the point that people had to step in and make sure things did not get physical. This resulted in Lesnar throwing the title belt in the direction of Vince McMahon.

The reason for the whole ordeal is now said to be over the fact that there was blood involved in the Main Event match between Lesnar and Reigns, and that the German announce team was not aware that they would be involved in a table spot in the match. This could also indicate that the rumors of Brock Lesnar going into business for himself during the match are true, and that the table spot was not originally discussed.

On the latest installment of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer elaborates further on what exactly went down, adding more details that were not originally known.

“He threw the belt against the wall at Vince McMahon and he was unhappy. The reason he was unhappy, I don’t know what they were. But he was, and Shane McMahon jumped in and kinda wanted to – I don’t know if he wanted to fight Brock Lesnar, but he acted like he wanted to fight Brock Lesnar.”

Meltzer then goes on to speculate that it could have potentially been a work, but he doesn’t think it was, and neither did anyone who was there.

“As far as Shane goes, as far as the belt throw… for all we know, this could be a work. Nobody really knows. I mean the people who were there did not think it was a work. But they also know that they were all worked on the finish.”

While there is always the possibility that WWE could be feeding leaked information to help feed the story and make things appear real, it was noted that nobody in the room felt it was a work.

We will keep you updated as more information regarding the incident backstage between Lesnar and the McMahon’s becomes available.


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