WWE Announced Shane McMahon Will Require Surgery


The WrestleMania status for SmackDown Live commissioner Shane McMahon was in question following news from WWE that he was hospitalized in NY for "acute diverticulitis", and an "umbilical hernia".

There is still some uncertainty if the report is real or a storyline piece to further the story with McMahon, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn.

CageSideSeats notes that it's rumored Shane McMahon could be returning as early as next week's episode of SmackDown Live.

The statement also read that he was also diagnosed with a "laryngeal contusion and trapezius and rhomboid strains", after being attacked by Owens and Zayn on SmackDown two weeks ago.

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Shane McMahon was hospitalized last week which left his place at WrestleMania up in the air, despite this, Daniel Bryan announced that McMahon would still be part of their tag team match next weekend and there seems to be a good reason why.

It could all be a work, and McMahon could still make his triumphant return on the go-home Smackdown prior to Mania to announce a match involving himself, but it also could be that McMahon really did suffer something serious enough to require surgery and needs to miss WrestleMania. Instead, it now looks like Daniel Bryan will have to find a new partner for WrestleMania. Even more, the Wrestling Observer Radio reports that Shane will need surgery to fix the hernia and that all but ends his WrestleMania dreams. The only detail that could be a work is that he suffered the injury during the beatdown by Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. Should Bryan and McMahon lose, Owens and Zayn will be reinstated on SmackDown, or else they'll remain "fired".

Despite all this speculation, Shane McMahon might already be medically cleared to compete and the match will happen as planned.