Shane McMahon has recently established himself as a power-hungry obnoxious character that is similar to his father, Vince McMahon. After a prime babyface run following his return in 2016, it was indeed the meanest heel gimmick that the fans could have expected from him. Alliance with Drew McIntyre and Elias have made him look even stronger.
Using them as helping hands as well as coming up with own heel antics, Shane McMahon has picked up wins in the bygone three back to back PPV matches. His opponents were two former champions in the form of The Miz and Roman Reigns. There’s a big reason why a part-time performer like him was able to earn victories against two Grand Slam Champions.
As per the reported from WrestleVotes, none other than Shane McMahon is the favorite one to become the next WWE Champion. This is why he’s been presented with a strong run on both WWE Raw and Smackdown, as of late. If speculations are true then he may end up taking away the belt from Kofi Kingston in the near future.
Thus he will be the first McMahon in almost two decades to hold a WWE Championship. Here’s more from the source,
“I’ve asked what the payoff is to this major Shane McMahon push & TV time allotment. No one seems to have a solid answer. One source said he could see (JUST HIS SPECULATION HERE) Shane being the one to defeat Kofi for the title. That would be something.”
Prior to this, Shane McMahon had the opportunity to capture a few mid-card titles. He has been a former WWE European Champion, WWE Hardcore Champion and the winner of the WWE World Cup 2018. Earlier this year, he also became Smackdown Tag Team Champion for 21 days. This title run made the groundworks on why Shane turned heel to change the on-screen character, completely.