WWE has announced that Shane McMahon is currently recovering from acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia. The belief prior to the news was that he would team up with Daniel Bryan to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 34.
Dave Meltzer gave an update on the situation during the most recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. Here is what he had to say (transcript courtesy of Ringside News):
“Shane McMahon was diagnosed with diverticulitis. So that match at WrestleMania is going to have to be changed. Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens match which is liking going to be announced tomorrow.
So, he’s in really rough shape. That hernia surgery is a pretty bad one. It’s not unusual but it’s a very painful surgery. The diverticulitis is a pretty bad deal as well, so he’s probably not going to be around for a while. I asked around about what’s going to happen and it all kind of broke in the last couple of days.
Tomorrow we will have a lot better idea but they are probably going to have to switch courses. Go in another direction. Probably Daniel Bryan in a tag team — getting another tag team partner would be the most-likely situation.”
WrestleMania 34 is set to be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This event airs on pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network. It’s the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history.