At Survivor Series in Toronto on Nov. 20, Shane McMahon appeared to suffer a head injury during his second big spot of the men’s elimination tag match between Team Raw and Team SmackDown. When Roman Reigns speared him to the mat during an attempted “Coast To Coast” dive, Shane was either caught under the chin by the crown of Reigns’ head, had his skull take an unprotected bounce off the mat, or both.
The SmackDown commissioner was clearly disoriented and experiencing what looked to be limb stiffness typical of a knockout - which prevented him from laying flat-backed for the pin. Referee John Cone called for his elimination anyway while signaling for trainers. The scene was serious enough that Randy Orton took a moment to reassure Shane’s wife and son at ringside before medical personnel helped McMahon to the back.
While we’ve had no official word from WWE on Shane’s condition, two reports indicate he was treated at the arena where the show took place. Both Wrestling Observer and PWInsider confirm the injury was legitimate and not part of anything planned or a “work”. Both also indicate McMahon continued to receive medical attention backstage, but do not say whether he was taken to a hospital - although hopefully he was, even if only as a precaution.
Insider’s post says Shane was in a lot of pain leaving Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, while the Observer reports he was telling everyone he felt fine.
We’ll keep you posted with any new information.