WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon may have just returned to WWE television as leader of The Authority, but she took time to talk with The Sun about the recent announcement of the WWE Network coming to the United Kingdom among other topics. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

McMahon spoke on her character, which while daunting on television, is just that:

“I portray a villain in a storyline, because WWE is a live action adventure soap opera,” she said.

“WWE is entertainment, not reality. I am not the evil authority-abusing character as seen on TV – although maybe some people think I am,” she jokes.

She would go on to comment on the network becoming available in one of the biggest global markets:

“I think the beauty of the WWE Network is that there really is something for everyone,” said Stephanie, the daughter of legendary promoter Vince McMahon.

“We have the most passionate fans in the world. The Network, as well as all of our programming is designed to give them a creative experience worthy of that passion,” she added.

McMahon also spoke about Connor Michalek, the young boy WWE fans across the world fell in love with after he passed away following a battle with illness. She told a story of Michalek booing a nurse coming in to treat him as if she were a heel:

“He gave levity to this very real moment of a nurse having to administer some type of drug to an 8-year-old child who’s dying of cancer. And that’s what Connor did.”

“He was just so full of light and love and I do believe his message to all of us is to be grateful for that love and to give it unconditionally, as often as we possibly can,” Stephanie added, her voice breaking.

More from the piece can be found here.

Editor’s Note

The Connor stuff is great. The kid was larger than life. Cheers to him.


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