Mergers and Acquisitions

April 29, 1999

When Mr. McMahon takes a leave of absence from The Corporation, Shane engineers a massive merger with chief rival The Ministry of Darkness to form The Corporate Ministry on the first-ever episode SmackDown. Shane later names himself referee for The Undertaker’s pay-per-view match for “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s WWE Championship, and executes a fast count to bring the title to The Corporate Ministry.



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