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Update on former WWE star following FREAK accident at WrestleMania

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The wrestling world was left in shock when Shane McMahon, a former WWE star and a prominent figure in the industry, suffered a severe injury during WrestleMania 39.

The incident occurred in April 2023, and since then, fans and fellow wrestlers alike have been eagerly awaiting updates on his condition.

During an unexpected match on the first night of WrestleMania 39, Shane McMahon faced off against The Miz. In a move that left spectators gasping, McMahon attempted a leapfrog but landed awkwardly.

This unfortunate mishap led to a subsequent impromptu match between Snoop Dogg and The Miz, which the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg won.

Shane McMahon’s Road to Recovery after WWE WrestleMania 39

Declan McMahon, Shane’s son, recently shed light on his father’s recovery journey during an appearance on Developmentally Speaking. He expressed optimism about his father’s progress, stating:

  • Shane’s rehabilitation is progressing exceptionally well.
  • He has resumed jogging and squatting and has begun working out once more.
  • Although bending side to side poses some challenges, his overall recovery is on the right track.
  • Doctors have noted that Shane’s healing rate is faster than anticipated, especially considering the complete tear of his quad tendon.
  • Shane’s dedication to his rehabilitation is evident, and he’s eager to return to the ring, a place he passionately loves.

Declan McMahon’s Take on Wrestling

In the same interview, Declan, who is currently associated with the Indiana Hoosiers, hinted at the possibility of making his own mark in WWE.

He playfully mentioned the idea of being “the rightful heir” to the wrestling throne, though he remains committed to his football career and academic pursuits.

At just 19, Declan has already shared his views on other wrestling platforms like IMPACT Wrestling and AEW.


  • What injury did Shane McMahon sustain at WrestleMania 39?
    • Shane McMahon suffered a complete quad tendon tear during a match against Pat McAfee.
  • How did the injury occur?
    • Shane attempted a leapfrog move during the match but had an unfortunate landing.
  • How is Shane McMahon’s recovery progressing?
    • According to his son, Declan McMahon, Shane’s rehab is going exceptionally well, and he has even resumed jogging and squatting.
  • Has Declan McMahon expressed interest in joining WWE?
    • While Declan hinted at the possibility of joining WWE as “the rightful heir”, he is currently focused on his football career and studies.
  • Who won the impromptu match between Snoop Dogg and The Miz?
    • Snoop Dogg emerged victorious in the match against The Miz.
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