The much-anticipated WrestleMania return of Shane McMahon has been cancelled after McMahon was injured during a routine training fall from a height of 50 feet.
The fall — one of dozens McMahon has been taking every day to prepare for WrestleMania — went awry when McMahon landed awkwardly on his left shoulder, dislocating it.
“I just don’t know what went wrong,” said a dejected McMahon, holding an icepack on his shoulder.
“During training over the past few weeks, I’ve fallen off cages, TitanTrons, cliffs, buildings, cranes — even WWE headquarters in Stamford — and I’ve been fine. This is really disappointing.”
McMahon’s pre-WrestleMania workouts had been solely focussed on plummeting from high precipices — a hallmark of his in-ring career — as well as his float-like-a-butterfly fancy footwork.
Doctors say McMahon will be out of action for at least eight weeks, meaning his WrestleMania match against AJ Styles has been postponed until a non-televised WWE “house show” in Omaha later this spring.