If you plan to watch Hell in a Cell 2017, one thing you're probably looking forward to is a big spot and potentially highlight moment of the year from Shane McMahon as he takes on Kevin Owens inside the cell. McMahon is known for huge moments, the most recent coming at WrestleMania 32 when he jumped off the top of the cell.
Fans love what McMahon brings to the product. He doesn't always wrestle, but when he does, he creates magic that feels half nerve-wracking and half amazing. Other wrestlers aren't quite as thrilled as the WWE Universe is.
There is some speculation, as Dave Meltzer reports on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that some of the talents in the back are starting to resent McMahon.
The issue is that most of the talent has to wrestle multiple nights per week, and while they'd like to do high spots and incredible stunts, it's not realistic when working a full-time schedule as their bodies simply won't hold up. McMahon can come in, almost kill himself and then rest for a few weeks until the WWE needs him again. He's showing them up and potential stealing moments from them that could catapult their careers.
“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," says Meltzer. "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.”
The wrestlers aren't going to be happy come this Sunday. McMahon's match with Kevin Owens is a Falls Count Anywhere match and that virtually guarantees McMahon will be trying to pull off a stunt that will have everyone talking.
This could just be jealousy from some of the less popular talents. It sounds like envy until the WWE asks them to do actually do what McMahon does.