No one with the WWE still has any idea why Shane McMahon chose to resign from the WWE effective January 1, 2010 or what his plans will be once he is officially gone from the company. Those who have worked under Shane are said to be both shocked and upset and nobody saw this coming. The department within the WWE that Shane was in charge of always has had great morale. It is now being reported that the morale has dropped greatly. There has said to be concern from a number of people about their future within the WWE and possible layoffs that could come.
Shane had numerous amounts of calls over the weekend and told everyone the same thing he said in his official statement. It is very likely that the only people who know what is going on are Shane, Vince, Linda and Stephanie. It has been said those that spoke with Triple H indicated he (Triple H) had no clue why Shane resigned. Some sources are saying that Shane might not be leaving to work on his mother’s Senate campaign, which has been speculated.
At this point it is still unclear what Shane plans to do after he leaves the company. A number of sources are already speculating that he may work in some capacity with an MMA promotion as it is no secret he is a huge fan of the sport and attempted to get his father to buy into a promotion a while back, but Vince would not do it. Some are even talking about Shane working with Dixie Carter and TNA. Some within TNA are concerned that Shane feels the WWE is a sinking ship and that he wants out so he doesn’t go down with it.
Sources for this story were the Figure Four Newsletter and the Pro Wrestling Report