McMahon fought the massive Big Show, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, and even his father in a devastating street fight at WrestleMania X-Seven during his in-ring career. Shane returned to WWE on the February 22, 2016, episode of Raw after departing in 2010 to explore other options. He has not returned to television since then.
McMahon's return was met with praise from fans and critics alike, with many comparing him to a young Vince McMahon due to his aggressive style. He has been mentioned as a possible future champion if Vince were to retire or be fired.
After initially being told he would not be allowed back until after his father, Vince McMahon, had passed away, it was announced that Shane would be given a new contract just months after returning from injury. The contract was signed by Linda McMahon (Vince's wife) and Triple H (Vince's best friend). This led to rumors that Shane might have been brought back into the fold as a potential replacement if something were to happen to Vince. However, Linda later denied this in an interview with ESPN saying "Shane is happy where he is...He doesn't need to be replaced."
Since then, Shane has appeared at several more live events including WrestleMania 32 where he participated in a brawl with his brother Vince before their match.
He has also made appearances on Raw and SmackDown over the past year.
Following his defeat in the Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania, Mr. McMahon initially placed Shane in control of Raw for one night only. However, because to strong social media support, Shane was reinstated as Raw's host.
His final encounter with McMahon was acrimonious and served as the final nail in the coffin. McMahon, according to Jericho, used to frequently declare, "We can't allow an Olympic hero die on our watch." Kurt Angle made his TNA debut in 2006 and went on to win multiple awards and become the inaugural TNA World Heavyweight Champion. He left the company after one more match in which he helped Terry Funk defeat Vince McMahon in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match at November's Genesis event.
Kurt Angle made his in-ring return on January 4, 2012 during TNA iMPACT! TV tapings from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. He participated in a Four-Way Dance at the end of the show for a future title shot at the time being held by James Storm. However, Angle ended up losing to both Storm and Jeff Hardy in separate matches. This led to him announcing his retirement from professional wrestling that same night.
Angle returned to wrestling on March 3 at TNA iMPACT! TV Tapings from Full Sail University. During the show, it was announced that he had changed his mind about retirement and was going to fight James Storm once again for the title. The match took place later that evening and saw Angle lose yet again this time to Storm via submission hold called the Ankle Lock.
Shane, their son, left WWE in early 2010 to become Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of You on Demand Inc., a New York City-based corporation with its principal business in China, but he returned to WWE in 2016 as an on-screen personality. He is currently working with The Rock to bring his father's life story to the big screen.
After Shane McMahon left WWE, he began work on a new project called Soul Collector with his father Vince McMahon. The project was set to be released by You On Demand in October 2010, but it was cancelled due to creative differences between Shane and Vince McMahon.
He has not been involved in any way with WWE since then.
Shane is married to Stephanie McMahon, who is President of WWF/WWE Brand Extension. They have two children together: Nick McMahon and Lucia McMahon.
He has spoken about his relationship with his father in the past, saying "My dad is one of the most unique people I've ever met in my life. We have this amazing connection and I'm so proud that he's my dad. I look up to him and respect him so much."
He also said he never wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and work in wrestling, but instead wanted to be a doctor like his mother.