On May 20, 2022, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced that she was stepping down from her position to focus on her family.
However, almost a month later, WWE appointed Vince McMahon’s daughter as interim CEO and interim chairman amid an investigation into alleged chairman/CEO misconduct.
Who is Stephanie McMahon?
Stephanie McMahon is an executive and professional wrestler.
Born September 24, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut, she is a fourth-generation wrestling promoter who followed her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather into the family business.
The 45-year-old is one of two children, along with older brother Shane McMahon, 52, who also works for WWE as a producer and minority owner.
Prior to becoming a fixture on WWE television from the infamous relationship era, McMahon worked several odd jobs for the global wrestling company, such as modeling T-shirts and answering phones.
After graduating from Greenwich High School in 1994 and earning a degree in communications from Boston University in 1998, McMahon has become an integral part of her family’s company.
Over the past two decades, she has played a villainous on-screen authority figure and wrestled occasionally, including in a Wrestlemania match where she teamed with husband Triple H against Ronda Rousey and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle in 2018.
Who is Stephanie McMahon’s husband and when did they get married?
McMahon began appearing on WWE’s flagship show Raw as “Daddy’s Little Girl” in 1999 and quickly became a star in her own right.
After rebelling against her father Vince McMahon in the storyline, Stephanie joined forces with Triple H, whom she married on screen and in real life, to found the McMahon Helmsley faction.
McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2003 and married in October of that year.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2002, McMahon said, “(Paul) was very flirtatious [and] he hinted.
“It was a very delicate situation, he flirted with me and I know that in our business it is forbidden to date any of the wrestlers.”
But it was her father who allowed them to meet, but forced them to leave.
“[My dad] gave us good [to date] and then took him away because if we were really going to be together it would have to make a big difference and it would have to be the right thing to do,” McMahon said.
“So he let us get together, and then he made us part — and we got back together, and if it was meant to be, then it was meant to be.”
McMahon is reportedly worth $150 million as of 2022. Celebrity Net Worthcompared to $76 million in 2020.
However, the site elaborates that this is the combined net worth of McMahon and her husband.
The couple have three daughters: Aurora Rose, 15, Murphy Claire, 13, and Vaughn Evelyn, 11.
Why did Stephanie McMahon step back from her WWE position?
McMahon announced that she was stepping down from her role as Chief Brand Officer of WWE in order to better focus on her family.
She said the change is not permanent, and in a tweet, she wrote, “As of tomorrow, I’m taking a leave of absence from most of my WWE duties.
“WWE is a lifetime legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company I love after dedicating this time to my family.”
Her decision came shortly after Levesque announced he was retiring from wrestling for good in March 2022.
Speaking on ESPN World of Stephen A.Levesque said he had good reasons to leave the ring.
“First, I have a defibrillator in my chest,” he said, adding, “It’s probably not a good idea to be beaten on live television.”
He said that in March he started to get sick and the doctors told him to pack his bag and go to the hospital immediately, but when he arrived he was already in heart failure.
“There are moments when you are put up for all sorts of nonsense, and you think:“ This is it. Do you wake up from this? It’s hard to swallow,” Levesque said.
“It makes you look at life in a new way. It doesn’t make you less interested in what you do, but it certainly makes you appreciate what you have more.
“Your friends and your family.”
Nearly a month after her decision to focus on family, WWE announced that the “billion dollar princess” would serve as acting CEO and interim chairman amid an investigation into alleged misconduct by her father and John Laurinaitis, head of talent. to Hollywood Reporter.
The company stated, “McMahon will retain his role and responsibilities related to WWE creative content during this period and remains committed to working with the current review.”