Shane McMahon’s daredevil ways sent him to the hospital with a series of injuries.
The multi-millionaire son of WWE mastermind Vince McMahon has been diving off tall structures since the late ’90s, but at 47-years-old the stunts seem increasingly risky.
McMahon plunged 20-feet off the wrestling promotion’s Hell in a Cell cage structure at Sunday’s pay-per-view event of the same name. WWE fans were expecting the stunt ever since McMahon’s match against Canadian Kevin Owens was announced, as daredevil antics are a trademark for the real-life businessman’s character.
In the closing moments of the match, McMahon laid Owens across an announcers table and scaled 20-feet up the chain link structure. McMahon took a dive off the cage towards Owens below, the latter of whom was pulled out of the way at the last second by another Canadian Wrestler, Sami Zayn.
McMahon was immediately attended to by ringside doctors and physical, often done as a precaution, but multiple reports say McMahon was seriously injured.
A reported statement from WWE to The Sun says, “A preliminary report has determined that Shane may be dealing with multiple injuries, including neck trauma, fractured ribs and a dislocated shoulder.”
McMahon is not a full-time wrestler and only returned to WWE in 2016 after departing in 2009. He suffered a significant concussion just last November after being tackled mid-air by main event superstar Roman Reigns.
The WWE “SmackDown Live” commissioner took a similar leap off the Hell in the Cell structure against iconic wrestler The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 32 in April 2016.
You can witness more of McMahon’s perilous stunts, including a 40-foot fall below.