While it’s clear WWE is reinventing the once-famed Corporation, with Vince McMahon and his family members selecting their “Corporate Champion” (Randy Orton), there is one key component missing in the replication process.
In the original storyline, as the Corporation moved from The Rock as their champion to Triple H, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon both sided with their father to form a powerful team as the McMahon-Helmsley Era took off.
Vince’s wife, Linda McMahon would save the day on numerous occasions, standing up for what’s right and protecting WWE’s good guys.
In present day, the story has shifted a bit, with Mr. McMahon, his daughter and former-champion-turned-executive Triple H aligning themselves with Orton.
Daniel Bryan has taken the place of stars such as Mick Foley and Stone Cold Steve Austin by not having the look of a champion (as with Foley) and standing up against the bosses, following in the footsteps of the middle-finger waving Austin.
The only missing piece from this entire angle is someone in Linda’s role. That’s where Shane O’Mac comes in.
He’d be a seamless transition into the storyline as Mr. McMahon’s real son, cast to the shadows behind his brother-in-law and real-life sister.
Shane could play the perfect good to the McMahon-Helmsley’s bad, and it could come off as a real thorn in the young McMahon’s side. He’s displayed an ability to put on quality matches and could tag in a match against Triple H and Orton at a future pay-per-view.
With Bryan struggling with the deck stacked against him, Shane could be a hero on WWE television yet again.