WWE SmackDown Live Commissioner, Shane McMahon, who was expected to feature in a match at WrestleMania 3, finds his immediate wrestling career in doubt as he is currently suffering from both acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia at a medical facility in New York.
This is a legitimate condition of Shane and not part of the storyline that witnessed Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn brutally assault Shane two weeks ago on SmackDown Live after the Commissioner announced that he would be taking “an indefinite leave of absence” and finalising the bout featuring Owens vs. Zayn at WrestleMania. However, a recent statement released by the WWE seems to claim that Shane suffered an umbilical hernia during the attack which will require him to undergo surgery.
According to WWE’s recent statement,
“Shane McMahon hospitalized with diverticulitis
Shane McMahon is currently recovering from acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia in a New York-area medical facility, WWE.com has learned.
Two weeks ago on SmackDown LIVE, McMahon announced he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as the blue brand’s Commissioner. Following that announcement, McMahon was brutally attacked by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. WWE medical staff initially diagnosed him with a laryngeal contusion and trapezius and rhomboid strains as a result of the beating.
Following the vicious assault, McMahon went to the Caribbean with his family to rest and recuperate. While there, Shane developed a massive infection due to acute diverticulitis and was hospitalized for several days in Antigua before being flown back to a New York-area hospital, where he is currently being treated with heavy doses of antibiotics. The doctors in New York have also discovered that Shane suffered an umbilical hernia during the attack, which will require surgery once the infection has been eradicated.
Stick with WWE.com for further updates on Shane McMahon’s status as they become available.”
With less than two weeks to go for The Grandest Stage Of Them All and the rumoured Shane-Bryan vs. Owens-Zayn matchup in severe doubt, it’s likely that WWE will have to shift gears and bring Plan B to the table.
Noteworthy mention: WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar dealt with diverticulitis in the past during his UFC run, causing him to quit The Octagon. Lesnar had part of his colon removed including a heavy change in his diet which eventually led him to return to both UFC and WWE.