Brian Fritz has a detailed Q&A with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon that took place after this morning’s WWE WrestleMania 33 press conference. During the interview, Vince was asked about Shane McMahon returning to WWE and what it’s been like having him back.
“It’s been awesome,” Vince admitted. “I was hoping that one day we might get back together. It’s difficult. Fathers and sons sometimes, in the same business at a certain stage, it can be very difficult. You love each other just as much but you see things a little differently. You have the old bull and the young bull and the old bull is not ready to give it up, his horns are still sharp. It’s great that Shane is back. Whether or not there’s a corporate place, we’ll wait and see.<
“From a performer standpoint, I so enjoy performing with him. And when the three of us are out there, Stephanie and Shane and me, and throw in Paul because that has happened in the past, oh my God! We could stay out there and entertain each other, much less the audience, for an hour. It would be easy. It’s just so much fun because we can ad-lib and entertain ourselves. I think if you are entertaining yourselves and you’re having fun, that projects and the audience is having fun with you.”
When asked pressed further if Shane will remain with the company in either a corporate position or as a performer, Vince replied, “That will be determined by whether or not he wins his match.”
Vince also discussed John Cena not wrestling at WrestleMania 32, injuries plaguing this year’s Mania, keeping Shane’s return a surprise and much more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.