Picking The Ideal 2018 Opponents For Shane McMahon

01.15.18 1 year ago 19 Comments

Christian Long

Shane McMahon is a part of our wrestling lives, love it or hate it. And even though he turns 48 years old on Monday, Shane is going to get in the ring again in 2018, for better or worse. You know it to be true.

It’ll be hard to top the Cell jumps, the coast-to-coasts, the 50-foot falls — but then again, we’ve been saying that about every Shane McMahon match for years. Shane continues to bring it though, like he always has.

On one hand, it seems like asking Shane-O-Mac to keep doing Shane-O-Mac things is a terrible idea. But on the other hand, Shane put on quality matches in 2017 against your favorite wrestlers AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. So boy is your face red. (Not as red as Shane’s, but red nonetheless.)

If (when) Shane suits up for a big 2018 program, who are the most perfect candidates for that in-ring showdown? Declan, Kenny, and Rogan (Shane’s three sons) are at least 10 or so WrestleManias away from the inevitable WrestleMania 2000 re-run of “A McMahon in Every Corner,” so let’s run down some other options of matches we might actually want to see (and that might actually be pretty good).

Triple H

It’s the one that we’re all expecting to happen, the one that will have a hard time living up to the hype. It happened once before, but obviously a 2018 remake would see much higher stakes. If done right, the emotional intensity of this match would likely replace the crazy Shane spot we’ve grown accustomed to. Stephanie would also most likely factor into this somewhere.

If you’re sick of storylines involving power struggles, then welcome to the party! Pour yourself a drink, because we’ll be here for a while. (We will be here forever.)

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