Former WWE referee Mike Chioda has discussed how he believes that there is tension within the McMahon family and the turmoil he feels is causing it.
Mike Chioda worked for WWE for 31 years, in a run lasting from 1989 to 2020. During that time, he shared the ring and backstage with every member of the McMahon family.
On the latest episode of his Monday Mailbag with Mike Chioda podcast (available via AdFreeShows), the official discussed the early stages of the relationship between Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, saying that Shane McMahon himself had advised ‘The Game’ that it was a bad move to date the daughter of the boss.
Yes, Shane did [advised Triple H against dating Stephanie]. Shane McMahon did. That’s why the feud fell out, that’s for sure. It was a thing from Vince Sr. that came around many years ago.
They didn’t want anybody dating talent, none of the kids and none of their family. He didn’t want them taking bumps, which that didn’t happen. I think Shane really had a big part of that and that’s why Shane and Triple H had a falling out for many years, and that’s why Shane was exiled for 10 years.
Elaborating on the situation, Mike Chioda discussed how the comments drastically altered Shane McMahon’s position within WWE.
You’re not going to have Shane McMahon there? Where’s he at? It’s boggled me for many years too. A lot of heat there. It gets more interesting, believe me.
It’s sad because when I started working for this company, there was Linda McMahon, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon and now it seems to be all broken apart. All the money in the world probably can’t fix it. They have all the money in the world, a publicly traded company, which is ok.
The family is torn apart at this point I think. Maybe not torn apart all the way, which I hope not, but it’s torn apart.
Mike Chioda also recently spoke of the time Vince McMahon did wheelies in a WWE production truck whilst drunk.
With thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.