Shane McMahon gives his side of the story when it comes to the creation of the Hell In A Cell match against Undertaker at WrestleMania 32.
In a lengthy column posted on ESPN, McMahon spoke on the long history between the two, calling Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway, his best friend inside the wrestling business. Onto the WrestleMania 32 match, McMahon said he had thoughts about coming back to WWE prior to his return years ago because his kids asked him to do so.
It was then revealed that McMahon got a call from Undertaker and asked him about doing a match in WWE. After talking it over with his father and Undertaker, McMahon said he was on board and that the rest is history.
"The whole reason for the Hell in a Cell match we had at WrestleMania 32 goes back to a couple of major factors. I had a hiatus from the company for a while prior to that. My three boys had never seen me perform live. They're the main reason I changed my life around, to be more involved in their personal lives. They had asked about me doing it again, and I figured if the right scenario ever came around, I would consider it. One day, I get a call from my friend Mr. Calaway. He says, 'What do you think?' And I ask, 'About what?' And he says, 'Me and you.' My gut was that I didn't want to say no, which stunned me. So I told him to run it by the boss and see what he thought. Taker called Vince. My dad called me. And the rest is history," McMahon said.
All three of them were talking about how to make the match happen and said the added stakes of Shane taking control of the company from Vince was a personal element that added stakes to Shane's match with Undertaker.
"The three of us started thinking about this match as a special attraction, and the story was about my comeback after seven years, for control of the company -- which was a great little family dynamic, because you never know with the McMahons what's real and what's not -- and that I'd have to get in there with Vince's chosen representative, and it'll be a Hell in a Cell," Shane said.
The full column can be seen at this link.