In just a few short months, Shane McMahon & The Miz formed a tag team that stole the hearts of the WWE Universe, bonded over their unique relationships with their respective fathers and became the unlikeliest of titleholders when they unseated The Bar as SmackDown Tag Team Champions during an edge-of-your-seat thriller at the Royal Rumble event in one of WWE’s genuinely feel-good moments of 2019.
Then, in one fell swoop at WWE Fastlane after the tandem failed to regain the titles from The Usos, Shane did the unthinkable, savagely attacking The A-Lister from behind, grabbing Miz’s father by the face before shoving him to the floor and forcing Mr. Miz to watch him continue to pulverize his son in an uncomfortable and prolonged assault.
Even prior to his jaw-dropping betrayal of The Awesome One, Shane was harboring a strong resentment toward Miz, unbeknownst to almost everyone. The two had seldom seen eye-to-eye in the past, but when Shane stepped in for an injured Miz to win the finals of the World Cup Tournament, The A-Lister expected two-thirds of the credit for being “Best in the World.”
Shane silently dismissed any contribution Miz made during that tournament and in their pursuit of the SmackDown Tag Team Titles, and he put all the blame on him for losing the gold to The Usos at WWE Elimination Chamber.
Back on SmackDown LIVE, Shane revealed the full extent of his bitterness toward his now former partner and said he enjoyed beating The Awesome One up in front of his father. demanded The Miz show up at WrestleMania, because after all, The A-Lister does work for him. Shane vowed to continue his onslaught in a match against Miz at WrestleMania, promising a beating that would be awesome.
Two weeks before WrestleMania, an outraged Miz said Shane was “out of bounds” when put his hands on The A-Lister’s father, and he proposed that their WrestleMania showdown be a Falls Count Anywhere Match, a stipulation that “The Best in the World” welcomed as he promised to punish his opponent all over The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Don’t miss the highly personal clash on The Grandest Stage of Them All, Sunday, April 7, streaming live on WWE Network at 7 ET/4 PT!