There aren't enough words to properly pay respect to Stephanie McMahon's history within the WWE but to put it in a few words, the daughter of CEO Vince McMahon is one of the most successful women in WWE history.
She's got money, fame and power, she's the wife of a 13-time WWE champion and current executive in the company, she's the daughter of the WWE chairman and to top it all off, she's smoking hot.
Although a famous last name meant she was born and raised into the business, Stephanie spent years rising to prominence in WWE storylines, mostly featuring husband Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H.
But getting to where she is today has been no easy task, as Steph has had to risk her personal image to further the company as well as step between the ropes herself. In fact, she once held the Women's Championship in 2000 for nearly five months.
During that time, husband Triple H held the WWE Championship and the two were at the forefront of the company for the better part of 2000 and 2001.
Stephanie played the roles of her father’s perfect angel, the rebellious daughter and a manipulative wife before stepping away from the spotlight to become a mother 2006. Since the early 00s, McMahon has worked prominently behind the scenes in a variety of roles that include director, senior vice-president, executive vice-president and currently as the chief brand officer.
As 'Daddy's Little Girl', 'The Billion Dollar Princess' and most recently ‘The Principal Owner of WWE’ as a powerful figure in The Authority, Stephanie hasn’t had to solely rely on her looks or wrestling ability to be a top on-screen figure, and these 10 reasons prove why she is the hottest Diva ever.
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10 She Once 'Owned' ECW
Well, kinda, sorta, not really, a little bit. After Extreme Championship Wrestling closed its doors when then owner Paul Heyman declared bankruptcy in April 2001, Vince McMahon picked up the company to add fuel to the WWE's ‘Invasion’ storyline. As Stephanie and Heyman formed The Alliance with on-screen WCW owner Shane McMahon, the watered-down WCW/ECW combination was defeated at 2001's Survivor Series and Stephanie was consequently 'fired' the following night. But hey, it's still hot to image Steph managing the most hardcore wrestling business in history in place of Heyman, right?
Whether we like to admit it or not, we would all appreciate a few extra dollars here and there; well, most of us. Although money has never been a problem for the Billion Dollar Princess, Stephanie is far from the typical rich Hollywood daughter type. As one of the WWE's corporate executives, Stephanie is largely responsible for the company’s positive image. However, her prominence on the camera as part of The Authority with husband Paul Levesque, or Triple H, has seen her net value skyrocket. She also earned a lazy salary of $1.46 million in 2014.
8 The Business Suit
Not specifically the suit itself, but the personality traits it represents in her character. Go back through the history of powerful women in high-stakes business and try to find someone who stands out from the crowd like Stephanie McMahon does. It's not necessarily the way she looks - though no complaints about that either - but the confidence she exudes. It takes a strong presence to stand on the same stage as the likes of Big Show, Kane, Triple H and WWE Champion Seth Rollins and overshadow all of them with her beauty and confidence. Although she can kick some serious backside, which features later in the countdown, there is no female figure in the history of the WWE that can cut a promo with her level of sophistication.
7 She is Off Limits
For some reason, wanting what you can’t have just makes Stephanie that much more attractive. She's got money, a perfect slender physique, knows all the right people in all the right places and can make or break careers with the click of her fingers. Anybody would love to have Stephanie McMahon to go home to, but the plain reality is that you can't and probably never will. For one, it's impossible to imagine Steph as the stay-at-home mother type. Secondly, there's a 6'4" 255lb buff son of a gun known as Triple H standing in the way. Stephanie McMahon and Paul Levesque's relationship developed after an on-screen marriage in 2000. McMahon and Levesque were most prominent in 2000 when both held championships during what is known as the McMahon-Helmsley era. The couple have been married since 2003 and they have three daughters together.
6 She Could Easily Kick Your Ass
When you weigh up all of Stephanie McMahon's positives, it's capped off by the fact that whether it's on camera or in general life, she could easily kick most people's ass if she wanted to. And that’s hot. Her most recent sanctioned match was back in August 2014 at Summerslam against Brie Bella, a spin-off of McMahon and Triple H's on-screen rivalry with Brie's real life husband, Daniel Bryan. The match served as a reminder that she can put together a watchable contest with limited in-ring training and experience, mostly due to her athletic ability. Her altercation with mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania 31 didn't do a whole lot to back her abilities up, however.
5 Her Supreme Fitness
Aside from being an experienced business woman and occasional in-ring villain, Stephanie McMahon is one of the fittest women to be involved in the WWE even currently; don't deny it, you could easily imagine Stephanie dominating the likes of Eva Marie in an arm wrestling contest. Having kept her impressive physique throughout her days on television, Stephanie has her own fitness DVD, WWE Fit Series, which goes hand-in-hand with her husband Triple H's WWE Power Series. What's even more impressive is that Steph has managed to sculpt her figure after having three children, as well as working in the highly-demanding world of professional wrestling.
A famous fictional drug lord once said "In this country, you gotta make the money first. When you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, you get the women." Although the women part doesn't exactly apply - although Steph was part of one of the WWE's hilariously un-sexy forced lesbian displays at Unforgiven 2002 - there's no more powerful woman in WWE today. Forgetting the fact that her father is who he is, she is a vital cog as the WWE’s chief brand executive behind the scenes; on camera, she's one half of arguably the greatest power couple in wrestling history with Triple H. Nobody can deny that she has earned both positions. She has also spent time as the general manager of both Raw and Smackdown.
3 Her 'Buxom Chest'
There's not really a subtle way of putting this so let's be blunt: Stephanie McMahon is a gorgeous woman with big breasts. However, her 'highlights' were most prominent in the early 00s as her somewhat-maniacal and power-abusing persona played a big part in WWE storylines. Chris Jericho pointed her breast enlargement out best in 2001 when he said "It seems like our little billionaire princess sure has grown over the last year... well, in two specific places at least. Talk about foreign objects." Stephanie had the implants removed prior to giving birth in 2006; it's speculated that she wanted her transition into motherhood to have no unnecessary complications. However, McMahon still sports an impressive bust – not that we were looking, of course.
2 She Performs The Pedigree Better Than Her Husband
If you can watch one of Stephanie McMahon's expertly-executed Pedigrees without becoming interested in her, then there's a problem. Although credit should be given to Nikki and Brie Bella for selling it so well, McMahon's feud with the twins in 2014 provided her with multiple opportunities to show just how well she can pull the move off. On the August 4th episode of Raw, Steph dealt a Pedigree to each of the twins before displaying the maneuver at Summerslam en route to defeating Brie, with the assistance of a converted Nikki. Seth Rollins could take a page out of Steph's book if he continues to use mentor Triple H's finisher.
1 The Boss' Daughter
It's the kind of story you see in tacky romantic comedies, but once upon a time Stephanie McMahon had all the traits to pull of the perfect boss' daughter routine. At 22 years old, Stephanie featured in her first wrestling angle as The Undertaker and his Ministry abducted her with plans of forcing Daddy's Little Girl into marriage with the Prince of Darnkess. It was up to the unlikely hero in Vice McMahon's nemesis, Stone Cold Steve Austin, to save the day, starting a long chain of storylines wherein Stephanie featured as daddy's daughter. Though she has since blossomed from the role into a prominent member of the WWE's corporate team, Steph earned the nicknames "Daddy's Little Girl" and "The Billion Dollar Princess." Although she has somewhat stepped out of those tags, the fact that she's Vince daughter means she will forever be desirable.
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