No…this is not some crazy plotline from SmackDown LIVE; this is real life.
Per WWE.com, Shane McMahon (who’s the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, in case you’re reading this and know absolutely nothing about wrestling) was involved in an emergency helicopter crash landing in the Atlantic Ocean today (July 19.)
Both McMahon and the pilot are “safe and sound,” with McMahon adding, “I would like to thank our pilot, Mario, who did a heroic job of landing us safely in the water, the Suffolk County Marine Bureau who were first on the scene, all the lifeguards who came out to assist us and the Fire Island Coast Guard station. I look forward to seeing everyone at WWE Battleground in Philadelphia this Sunday.”
(He even managed to plug the upcoming Pay-Per-View event. Vince has to be proud.)
Of course, any smark would know if anyone could survive a helicopter crash, it’d be Shane McMahon, a man who has no qualms about jumping from…pretty much anything.
That considered, “Wrestling Twitter” has been on fire with comments about the events of today. Here are some of our favorites.
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