The most terrifying moment of Sunday night’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view came during the Raw vs. Smackdown men’s Survivor Series match, when Shane McMahon came off the top rope looking for a coast-to-coast dropkick and was caught in midair by a Roman Reigns spear. Shane looked visibly knocked out, and Reigns ended up landing right on top of his own head.
Shane was pinned by Reigns immediately following the move, but the referee was able to recognize how out of it Shane was and called for the match to come to a halt while medical personnel helped Shane to the back. During the lull in the action, Randy Orton broke character to go to the front row and console Shane’s children, who were in attendance.
According to PWInsider, Shane was treated backstage for his injury and was said to be in a lot of pain when leaving the arena. Dave Meltzer at The Wrestling Observer later reported that the injury was “very much real,” but that McMahon was telling people backstage that he felt fine later in the evening and was with his family as normal. He was not hospitalized.
Meltzer also noted that the midair spear was indeed the point at which Shane was supposed to be eliminated (and dear god, I hope so, because doing anything with him after that would be pointless as hell), and that Reigns was also pretty shaken up during the spot, and it’s possible that the two may have bumped heads as they collided.
We’re glad that both men appear to be doing okay, and we will keep you updated with any further developments on the injury front.