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Shane McMahon On Leaving WWE - "It Was The Hardest Decision I've Ever Had To Make"

Written by Richard Gray on Jun 17, 2011 - 8:47:59 PM

The Los Angeles Times has a new blog online recapping the big deal Shane McMahon brokered between his company, You On Demand, and Warner Brothers earlier this week. In it, Shane discusses his decision to leave WWE and confirms there is still tension between him and his father over it. Below is an excerpt from the piece:
"It was the hardest decision I've ever had to make," McMahon said of his leaving WWE to strike out on his own. "I didn't want to wake up when I was 70 and say, 'I should have done that.'" Telling his father he wanted to leave was "brutal" and now, almost two years later, there remains some residual tension. "It's still hard," he said.

McMahon is confident that he is entering a buyer's market in China. The heavy piracy there has convinced him that consumers are hungry for content.

"If you give them access and it's better quality, why aren't they going to watch it," he said.

McMahon said he is "very far down the road" with other studios about signing deals similar to the Warner Bros. agreement.

Asked if he'd be striking any deals with his father for WWE content on You on Demand, McMahon cracked, "I don't know, I'm a tough negotiator."
Click here to read the article in its entirety here.

Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Roberto Yanes for sending us the link.


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