Stephanie McMahon Discusses How Her Children Reacted to Her Match With Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania
The National recently interviewed WWE’s Stephanie McMahon, who discussed a variety of topics. Below are some highlights.
Stephanie McMahon on the significance of Evolution to inspire women: “Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of women being equal to men, especially in our storylines and for this to happen and to actually come true and to be this much further in the evolution of our business is something that is a little beyond words for me. I am the mum of three girls, aged 12, 10 and eight, and I want them to grow up in a world where they know they can achieve anything they want as long as they work hard for it like anyone else.”
Her thoughts on if the Evolution event would’ve happened without the #givedivasachance hashtag in 2015: “It would have taken longer. I do think we would have got there, but it would have taken longer.”
Her thoughts on the message WWE wants to send to women and girls: “When you look at Nia Jax, Ember Moon and Alexa Bliss, they all look different and their body types are all different. That is not what this is about. The message is about empowerment and the fact that everybody does look different and we need to support one another.”
On the importance of WWE branching out globally: “Paul [Levesque (Triple H), WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent] calls it global localization. But the notion is to recreate the model we have here with our performance centre and NXT and recreating that all over the world. We just launched NXT UK so this is our first test model with a performance centre and the like to really deepen the engagement and with community within those markets, while of course growing local stars. And those local stars will come through the system. They will come to NXT North America, they will be part of Raw and SmackDown.”