Shane McMahon Tried To Go After Brock Lesnar Following WrestleMania Fallout
At WrestleMania 34 Brock Lesnar retained the WWE Title in the main event but despite that, he was angry when he got backstage which nearly led to an altercation with Shane McMahon.
Lesnar defeated Roman Reigns in the second of their trilogy of WrestleMania main events in a bout that would not have left the crowd in New Orleans very satisfied either way.
Whether or not this affected Lesnar’s mood, he was furious when he returned backstage after the bout and in a WWE 24 documentary was seen hurling the WWE Championship belt at Vince McMahon as he stormed through the Gorilla position.
Speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg – who was sitting next to Vince McMahon during the altercation – revealed that after Brock Lesnar threw his title, Shane McMahon wanted to write his own chapter in the ‘dumb ways to die’ playbook and go after The Beast Incarnate:
“I don’t really know (why Brock Lesnar was upset after the WrestleMania 34 main event). I honestly don’t. What I remember of that is I almost got hit by the title. It (WWE 24 documentary) showed he threw the title across me to Vince (McMahon) and everybody kind of stood up like, what the crap was that? And so, I don’t know.
“I didn’t really know what went down then, and I wasn’t about to go after Brock to find out… I remember Shane (McMahon) being in Gorilla and being hot and trying to go after Brock and I said, ‘Hey, let’s let it go, let it go. Let’s just stay right here and all keep our teeth.’”
“So he was aiming for Vince (Road Dogg laughed) and he’s a good aim. He’s got a good aim, good throw, he had a good rotation on the title. But one of those straps almost caught me right in the mug… He aimed it to Vince. He didn’t aim it at him, you know what I mean? It landed in front of him. It was safe. He could’ve hit all of us if he wanted to… I actually didn’t know if it was a work or not because nobody said a word and nobody did anything.
“Sometimes they would do things and then laugh with each other later and stuff and then you go like, oh, I almost got killed in the crossfire there. I don’t appreciate that. So you don’t know, I don’t know. I do remember Shane was hot and wanted to go and I was like, ‘Ah.’ So he ended up going so maybe he knew something I didn’t know.”
Shane McMahon made a briefer-than-expected return to WWE at WrestleMania 39 where he emerged as a surprise opponent for The Miz only to tear his quad seconds into the match leading to Snoop Dogg having to make an unlikely save.