Triple H and Stephanie McMahon may very well be the two most important people in the wrestling industry today. Vince McMahon still has full control of WWE, but he's 70 years old. It won’t be long until Triple H and Stephanie officially take over, adding more responsibility to their already heavy workloads. Both members of the happy couple are universally respected in WWE and the ideas they present are often promising at the very least. However, their road to getting to the current position on top of the wrestling world was not all sunshine and rainbows. There were many controversial moments during the course of their relationship.
WWE tries to portray them as a dream couple, who are achieving their goals and dominating the business world together. It isn’t exactly incorrect, but they have skeletons in the closet just like most of us do. WWE does not want fans or the media talking about the troubled times of Triple H and Stephanie as a couple. We'll take a look at their history together and the moments that will forever haunt them. These are fifteen things about the relationship of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon that WWE wants us all to forget about.
15 They Went Against Vince McMahon's Rule
Vince McMahon did not want his children getting romantically involved with any of the wrestlers. Both Shane and Stephanie McMahon were not allowed to date the talent and Shane always followed this rule, while Stephanie obviously broke it by entering a relationship with Triple H. Vince McMahon likes to be considered a decisive leader.
14 Wrestlers Lost Respect For Vince
The fact that Vince McMahon couldn’t prevent his young daughter from following his orders as boss eventually got back to the locker room. More importantly, one of the wrestlers getting the perk of dating the boss’ daughter added tension among all of the wrestlers. McMahon always tried to set the guidelines for a fair and balanced locker room.
13 How It Started On TV
The on-screen relationship between Triple H and Stephanie McMahon started in the most embarrassing way. If their kids ever ask to see how their storyline began, Triple H and Stephanie would have to block the segment from the WWE Network. Triple H abducted Stephanie during her bachelorette party before her wedding with fellow wrestler Test.
12 How It Started In Real Life
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s real life relationship somehow started in even worse fashion than the storyline. They developed their chemistry by being a romantic couple on television and it started to evolve off-screen as well. Everyone assumed they were just friendly due to the working relationship, but they were actually starting to get involved in their private lives.
11 They Blacklisted Chyna from WWE for Life
The late Chyna was a huge star for WWE during the Attitude Era. Chyna wrestled against the men on the roster and believably came off as being able to defeat them. It made her a huge star that contributed a great deal of success during a competitive time. Sadly, Chyna’s career with WWE came to an end once Triple H started cheating on her with Stephanie McMahon.
10 Triple H Became Most Hated Man In Locker Room
Triple H went on to become the most hated man in WWE for many years and the hatred started once he went public with Stephanie McMahon. Many were upset at how he screwed over Chyna’s career, but they also realized the power he now had. Triple H already would use his power as a part of the powerful Kliq led by Shawn Michaels.
9 Vince Wanted To Be Revealed As His Grandchild's On-Screen Father
Stephanie McMahon and Triple H welcomed their first child, Aurora Rose Levesque, into the world in July of 2006. We saw Stephanie on television a few times while pregnant during the reformation of D-Generation X. Triple H and Shawn Michaels made jokes alluding to the elephant in the room of the real life relationship that was not acknowledged on-screen at the time.
8 They Attended Trump's Inauguration Together
Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States created one of the most controversial and polarizing political moments in American history. Many are strongly against him due to the beliefs of him being racist, sexist, and xenophobic as an overall hateful person. Linda McMahon being named the Small Business Administration leader in his cabinet is something WWE is surprisingly staying away from discussing.
7 Triple H Used Stephanie's Power
The biggest concern for those living through the early days of the Triple H and Stephanie McMahon relationship was the power Triple H would acquire. For many years, Triple H claimed he had no pull and Vince McMahon was the only person making the big decisions. This obviously was all proven incorrect when Triple H started taking on his role and running the company from within.
6 They Were Forced To Put It On TV
WWE tried to avoid referencing the real life relationship between Triple H and Stephanie McMahon after their on-screen angle ended in 2002. They rarely appeared on camera together and the relationship was not mentioned until the internet started to become a bigger deal in wrestling. Wrestling news and social media would impact the business enough to inform the most casual fan that Triple H and Stephanie were married.
5 They Plan To Fire Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn is one of the longest tenured employees in WWE and is viewed as Vince McMahon’s right hand man. Dunn is a highly paid producer that runs the camera angles and other things, as he's instrumental in presenting the shows we watch on a weekly basis. On top of that, his opinion often influences McMahon given their close relationship.
4 They Tried To Suppress Daniel Bryan & Failed
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's wrestling decisions are what have ultimately created the most controversy during their careers. Daniel Bryan’s ascension to the top of WWE in 2013-2014 is still one of the most remarkable accomplishments of all time. Fans rallied Bryan to the main event of WrestleMania XXX after he was held down by those running the company.
3 They Try To Take Credit For All NXT Success Stories
NXT has created many new stars under the vision of Triple H. Everyone can agree Triple H does deserve credit for the success to come from it, but the majority of wrestlers to shine were great long before NXT. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura and many others were huge stars on the independent circuit that showcased their greatness as much as we see today. Triple H giving them the freedom to get over is great, but the fanfare he tries to get from it is a bit much.
2 Main Reasons CM Punk and AJ Lee Quit
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's power is what led to two very popular stars quitting over the past three years. CM Punk respected Vince McMahon, but clearly had nothing but negative feelings regarding Triple H. The hatred between Punk and Triple H lived on for many years until Punk finally quit, insulting Triple H in the process during his final meeting before leaving.
1 They Pushed Shane Out Of The Company
Shane McMahon’s long absence from WWE led to a successful return last year and SmackDown Live is thriving with Shane as the on-screen Commissioner for the brand. However, Shane has very little power backstage in the grand scheme of things. Sure, he has more say than the wrestlers working for WWE, but he's far below his sister and brother-in-law.
The writing was on the wall that Vince McMahon was going to choose Stephanie and Triple H to run the company instead of Shane. There have been reports throughout the years that there was a backstage struggle that finally ended when Shane left the company to start his own projects. Triple H and Stephanie won out, forcing Shane to lose any power when it comes to running WWE’s future. Shane still shows an awkward hostility to Triple H when his name is mentioned in interviews, proving the tension still exists today.
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