Originally posted by RYDER FAKINSo how much money does Shane have? I'd say enough to be rich, but not make anybody with real money nervous. Certainly not enough (and hopefully enough sense not) to blow it on a start-up anything
Don't forget about his wife's money too... Shane married into a family that I'm pretty sure is wealthier than his own.
I don't mean this to be rude, just curious, really.
Ya know, I linked it and didn't realize it didn't say anything there... I thought it was well known that she's an heir to the Mazzola Corn Oil family. I found it referenced on an old news story from a while back.
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Originally posted by Spiraling_Shape Ya know, I linked it and didn't realize it didn't say anything there... I thought it was well known that she's an heir to the Mazzola Corn Oil family. I found it referenced on an old news story from a while back.
The corn oil is called Mazola, and I'm pretty sure the name is derived from "maize" and is not from a person's name.
Unfortunately, I have to do all this from memory, because Shane got married in 1996 before the Internet was used for keeping track of all this stuff. Maybe Meltzer reported on this in a '96 Observer - somebody email him and have him check his archives.
Marissa's family was said to be richer than the McMahons back when Shane got married, but that was before the big WWF boom period, so who knows if that remained the case. I'm certain her maiden name was NOT "Mazzola" because that was a WWF creation (aka "not a misspelling...a potential trademark") - also, an in joke referring to the fact that the family fortune somehow derived from Mazola corn oil and related products. Over time, the Wikipedia generation just assumed Mazzola was her name when it wasn't, but damned if I can find a source to back me up. Who are you gonna believe - me or the entire Internet?
Rather than crowd the RAW GM storyline further, I have a better idea. There's never been a big issue of switching someone's brand when they return from an injury. (They did so recently with Bradshaw and Mark Henry, for example.)