Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently talked about how SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon has had some heat on him throughout the years from some of the other WWE Superstars.
Although Shane has always been fairly well-liked and respected for his ability to put on great performances, there has reportedly been some resentment towards him for the fact that he only wrestles occasionally and often steals the show when he does. Apparently there has been a feeling over the years that it isn't fair to the full-time performers because Shane only has to wrestle every once in a while and then he gets a chance to physically rest and recover after having grueling matches, while the full-time performers never get a chance to take time off after having grueling matches.
Meltzer said the following about Shane's heat backstage:
“The one thing [Shane] has the advantage on, which the [full-time] guys don’t have, and I remember guys used to be critical of this when Shane would do the big bumps. Because it was like, ‘Well, Shane’s gonna do one or two matches a year, and he’s gonna do this big bump, and he can get hurt and rest up. And he shows us all up that are trying to do big bumps, and we gotta come back the next day.’ So in a sense, there was resentment of him.”
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