Jim Ross has commented that he wasn’t a fan of Shane McMahon’s Hell In A Cell antics, and has speculated on the reasons why he did them.
Shane McMahon made a career with some of his over-the-top stunts, where he would often find the highest point available to jump from. This included death-defying drops ladders, cages, the Titantron and the Hell In A Cell structure.
Two of his biggest dives came from the demonic structure, including when he took on The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas and when he faced Kevin Owens at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view in 2017.
Speaking on a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Good Ol’ JR discussed the reasons why Shane was allowed to perform these actions in the first place.
You know, he was a stunt guy, and him coming off the top of the set area one time was also kind of breath-taking. I did not like him trying to emulate Foley on the Hell in a Cell. I don’t understand why we would allow Shane to do that, because it’s not gonna get Shane over. It’s just gonna be embellishing Foley’s stunt. And it didn’t become Shane’s – it’s just a copy of Mick’s.
Ross continued by giving Shane O’Mac credit for the lengths he would go to in order to entertain the fans.
But I’ll say this for Shane: night in and night out, he was willing to try anything. I don’t know if he was chasing hugs or what from dad… I can understand that if he did.
Shane McMahon’s last match was inside a steel cage, where he took on Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 37. He lost the match after one of his traditional attempts from the top of the structure.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.