DALLAS — Twenty-four hours removed from the largest WrestleMania in history — a record-shattering event that drew a 101,763 passionate WWE fans to AT&T Stadium — Mr. McMahon opened Raw by acknowledging Triple H’s WWE World Heavyweight Title loss. Softening the blow, somewhat, was the envelope that The Chairman then flashed, which contained the mysterious contents of the lockbox that Shane McMahon held over his father’s head leading into WrestleMania.
Bruised and battered following his Hell in a Cell Match against The Undertaker, Shane-O-Mac entered the arena, to the delight of the WWE Universe, and respectfully shook his father’s hand, displaying grace despite the pivotal loss. Shane then bid the WWE Universe farewell and thanked them for their support.
Upset at being “upstaged,” Mr. McMahon then did the unthinkable. Looking to prove his point that Shane is not fit to run Raw, the WWE Chairman agreed to let his son steer WWE’s flagship program for the night! As Mr. McMahon exited, Shane looked stunned, if thrilled, while the raucous post-’Mania crowd let their approval be heard.