More Royal Rumble Fallout As Entry Numbers Reportedly Mixed Up

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There has been plenty of talk what went on backstage at the 2022 Royal Rumble, and a new report has claimed that the order of entry for some competitors didn’t go as they thought and they had to head to the ring unexpectedly.

Perhaps the biggest note to come from the fallout from the Royal Rumble was the involvement of Shane McMahon, who was only back with WWE for a few days before being quietly let go. This comes amid reports that he was “unprofessional” and “complained to a lot of people” in his role as agent for the signature men’s match.

It would now appear, according to the latest report, that there was another involvement involving the McMahon family member and at what point he was supposed to enter the contest.

The report from Fightful Select says that Shane McMahon was very keen to make himself a focal point of the match, and at one point even pitched that he should be the first entrant. This was stopped by Vince McMahon and Brock Lesnar, with Shane agreeing to go along with the new plans – which then went wrong as well.

There was further confusion as the match was happening, with McMahon supposed to enter at 29 and Randy Orton at number 28, however the two positions were swapped around.

Those near the situation say and heard Shane McMahon reacted hastily, and Orton pretty well informed him that he would in fact NOT be entering to Shane McMahon’s theme, so Shane probably needed to go out when his number was called.

Shane McMahon has held plenty of roles within the company, including starting out in the late 1980’s as a referee. His roles backstage eventually then switched back to being on-screen during the Attitude Era as a key player in the McMahon family, whilst also putting in death-defying antics to his matches.

He originally left the company in 2009, before a stint as an on-screen character in 2016. Before the Royal Rumble, McMahon last competed in a cage match against Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 37.