WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon plays the other half of The Authority with Triple, and she admits she loves to play the bad guy. Recently, she also returned to wrestling after being absent for almost 11 years, but while the physical challenges were great, it sounds like being a mother was the biggest job on on her mind, not Brie Bella.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Vince McMahon once prevented Stephanie and Triple H from dating in real life, and although that story is old, she recently gave the WWE Universe some more backstage details. Since Stephanie loves being the bad guy, she probably also loved addressing the CM Punk chants on Monday Night RAW.
When Stephanie McMahon goes into the ring, it’s said that her on-screen persona is a dramatic change from her real life behavior. In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Stephanie was asked how she deals with switching these personalities.
“I just like to have fun,” Stephanie admitted. “Being able to play the bad guy as my character is on TV as a member of The Authority and being probably one of the ultimate villains on the show. I love to play the bad guy. It’s just so much fun. And yes, it is a dramatic contrast to who I am in real life, but I like to have a lot of fun in real life too. Maybe it’s my alter ego coming out, I’m not sure, but I certainly do like to embrace the dark side on camera.”
Recently, McMahon had a chance to wrestle in the ring with Brie Bella at SummerSlam 2014. This was the first time she had wrestled since No Mercy 2003, although the match was more about breaking up the Bella twins than wrestling. Regardless, it was quite the physical challenge, never mind the emotional challenge of explaining to her three daughters what she was doing fighting in the ring.
“I brought my daughters actually to Staples Center to watch me live in the ring — to watch their mother compete in the ring. It was a very proud moment for me. I worked incredibly hard for it and I wanted them to be a part of that experience. They supported me in my training all along and it took a lot of extra time for me to really get into shape to be able to compete in the ring. It’s not as easy as it looks and it had been almost 11 years since I had actually wrestled. And yes, I did explain to my daughters, but I’ve been explaining all along because as you know, I’m married to Triple H, who in my opinion is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. And in order to watch their dad compete against the likes of Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker, I would always explain to them exactly what was happening in the ring, how we make things look like they hurt when they don’t, and the story that we’re telling. They’re involved and aware of what’s going to happen, but at the same time just like our fans who know the difference between storytelling and reality, they still allow themselves to get swept up in the story and have an awesome time. When I came back from the ring and I walked backstage, I ran into my children and my mother, who were all clapping and chanting, “You still got it.” It was something I will never forget.”
Stephanie McMahon’s oldest daughter, Aurora Rose Levesque, is only eight years old, but is still old enough to understand the difference between reality and the WWE. Her two younger daughters, who are only six and four, might have been wondering why mommy was beating on that cheese woman.