Former WWE referee Mike Chioda has revealed tensions within the McMahon Family, claiming that it has “broken apart”.
After joining WWE in 1989, Mike Chioda had a three-decade career with the company as a referee. During that time he was able to work closely with the first family of WWE, the McMahons.
Speaking on the most recent edition of his ‘Monday Mailbag with Mike Chioda‘ podcast (available on AdFreeShows), Chioda was asked about the relationship between the McMahons and, more specifically, if anyone warned Triple H against dating Stephanie McMahon. He revealed that Shane McMahon was against the relationship.
“Yes, Shane did [advised Triple H against dating Stephanie]. Shane McMahon did. That’s why the feud fell out, that’s for sure. It was a thing from Vince Sr. that came around many years ago.
They didn’t want anybody dating talent, none of the kids and none of their family. He didn’t want them taking bumps, which that didn’t happen. I think Shane really had a big part of that and that’s why Shane and Triple H had a falling out for many years, and that’s why Shane was exiled for 10 years.”
Chioda went on to explain that this tension had a profound impact on Shane McMahon’s role with the company and fractured the family.
“You’re not going to have Shane McMahon there? Where’s he at? It’s boggled me for many years too. A lot of heat there. It gets more interesting, believe me.
It’s sad because when I started working for this company, there was Linda McMahon, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon and now it seems to be all broken apart. All the money in the world probably can’t fix it. They have all the money in the world, a publicly traded company, which is ok.
The family is torn apart at this point I think. Maybe not torn apart all the way, which I hope not, but it’s torn apart.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the above transcription