Money talks — and apparently, it also walks … away from helicopter crashes.
A chopper carrying WWE “SmackDown Live” commissioner and occasional in-ring performer Shane McMahon — the son of WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon — made an emergency landing today in the Atlantic Ocean near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, NY.
The crash-landing occurred around 10:25 a.m. ET about a half-mile off shore, per WWE. Neither the pilot, nor the man who squared-circle fans lovingly refer to as Shane O Mac, were injured.
Shane’s always been a tough guy, but this sets new precedent.
“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,” McMahon told WWE.com.
He later added God to that list:
I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk Co. Marine Bureau & Fire Island Coast Guard
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 19, 2017
“Everyone is safe and sound,” McMahon concluded his WWE.com statement. “I look forward to seeing everyone at ‘WWE Battleground’ in Philadelphia this Sunday.”
Watch video of the aftermath above.