QUICK QUOTES: Stephanie McMahon on her evil character, George “The Animal” Steele scaring her as a child, whether she ever considered another line of work

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon was a recent guest on This Morning and talked about a variety of WWE topics. Here are the highlights:

Discussing her character:

“I am portraying a piece of the authority. So I do represent the ownership in real-life and as a character on television. So my character abuses her authority and power pretty much at every turn to get what she wants.”

If she gets ever gets hurt:

“The slaps, well, they don’t tickle. But slaps will never do any real damage.”

Why WWE is so popular:

“It’s our mission to put smiles on people’s faces.”

If there was any thought into her not pursuing getting into the business:

“Actually no. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always been a fan of wrestling and WWE in particular, especially growing up watching my father, who was the Chairman/CEO, and also the commentator on the show. I was just involved; business conversation at the dinner table and just listening to the stories that were getting built, and the characters and meeting them and seeing them.”

George Steele scaring her as a kid:

“Actually, my first WWE live event, I was about three-years -old and I went walking backstage, and I’ll never forget it, these kids came running at me screaming and terrified. I couldn’t imagine what was happening. My parents were down the hallway and then here comes George ‘The Animal’ Steele, who had so much hair on his back it was basically like fur, and his tongue was green and he was in character and lumbering towards me. And then I screamed at the top of my lungs, ran and virtually crawled up my father’s leg and buried my head in his neck. But I noticed he was laughing, my father the great defender. And then he introduced me to George ‘The Animal’ Steel who was also known as Jim Myers, a schoolteacher. And that was my first inkling into the world of WWE.”

Stephanie also talked about the Women’s Revolution, families watching WWE together, and more. For the full interview, check out This Morning.

Soucek’s Analysis: Wait. Steph liked “wrestling” as a kid and not “sports entertainment?” Also, it’s comforting to know that she is fine from going through a table at WrestleMania and she’s just playing a mean character on TV. In real-life, she’s a really great person. Thanks for the continual reminders! 

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  1. “I’ve always been a fan of wrestling and WWE in particular…” Sorry Stephanie, don’t you mean Sports Entertainment? lol

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