The world of professional wrestling is known for its surprises, and one recent rumor has captured the imagination of fans and industry veterans alike. It pertains to the potential WWE debut of Declan McMahon, a 19-year-old with wrestling bloodlines deeply ingrained in the industry.
Declan, the son of Shane McMahon, is the latest member of the legendary McMahon wrestling dynasty to spark intrigue within the wrestling community. As discussions abound on how WWE could creatively introduce this young talent, one veteran wrestler and former WWE writer, Vince Russo, has offered his perspective on the matter.
Russo’s idea for Declan’s WWE debut revolves around a classic wrestling storyline element, involving Declan’s father, Shane McMahon. In this scenario, a heel, a villainous character, would injure Shane McMahon during an on-screen segment. This dramatic turn of events would then set the stage for Declan to emerge as the heroic savior, launching his wrestling journey on a grand stage. However, there’s a notable point of contention within this creative narrative – the choice of the heel who would inflict harm upon Shane.
During a recent episode “Writing with Russo,” the seasoned WWE writer and wrestling personality candidly expressed his reservations about Finn Balor, a prominent WWE superstar, being the right fit for this particular role. Russo firmly believed that in a scripted match or confrontation, Shane McMahon would overpower and decisively defeat Finn Balor, given their divergent character dynamics.
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“I’d think that Shane McMahon would kick Finn Balor’s b*tt in sixty seconds bro,” remarked Russo, underlining his doubts regarding the feasibility of such a matchup.
The wrestling community is now abuzz with speculation about Declan McMahon’s potential WWE debut, awaiting a glimpse of how the storyline could unfold and whether Vince Russo’s creative insights align with WWE’s direction.
Notably, even though Declan McMahon has not officially entered the world of WWE as an active wrestler, he has already had a significant experience in the business. During a podcast, Declan shared a touching memory from his past, recalling the surreal moment when he walked down the ramp with his father, Shane McMahon, at WrestleMania in 2016. This unique experience allowed him to witness the grandeur of WWE from a different perspective, as he accompanied his father during one of the most significant events in professional wrestling.
“I’ve always known [how big a deal it is to be a McMahon], but the first time, I think I really realized what everything was about because I had seen it on TV,” said Declan. “Again, I’ve seen it and knew we owned it and that my dad was a wrestler, my grandpa, whatever. But I think the first time I really understood [what] everything was when I was seven years ago when I walked out at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas. My dad’s music hit, he walked out, and me and my two brothers, Rogan and Kenyon, ran out right behind him.”
As wrestling enthusiasts eagerly await the potential debut of Declan McMahon in WWE, they find themselves in a state of anticipation, as only time will reveal the course of action that WWE’s creative team and Declan himself will take to further the McMahon wrestling legacy.