ESPN recently interviewed WWE’s Stephanie McMahon to promote their new WWE section of their website. You can check out the highlights here:
On Triple H treating men and women in NXT the same:
“NXT is truly Paul’s baby and his vision and he treats the men and women performers exactly the same. The female performers are given the same amount of time and the same opportunity as the male performers and I think it’s that opportunity that has allowed these women to really hone their craft. Professional wresting is like performance art. It truly is. You’re taking the crowd on a ride, on an emotional roller coaster. It is a craft that takes time to perfect and I think the advantage of NXT is they are given that time to do just that.”
On her daughters entering the world of pro wrestling:
“Aurora absolutely wants to be the women’s champion. She has been trained by Natalya. She has got her heart set on it, but we’ll see what happens there. I just want them to see unlimited opportunity and potential in themselves. I grew up with a very strong role model in my mom, [Linda McMahon], who was the CEO of WWE and I never thought women couldn’t do anything. I never thought gender was a barrier but that wasn’t reality at that time. Now there are so many more opportunities for women and it’s absolutely imperative to me as a mother for my three daughters to know they can be anything in this world that they want to be as long as they believe in themselves and they’re willing to work hard for it.”
On Sasha Banks and the WWE’s Women Revolution:
“I feel such a shift in the way our women are portrayed, the opportunity they are given, and when given that opportunity, these women are tearing the house down and stealing the show with every chance they get. Sasha said, ‘I’m going to prove that I belong by being so good they can’t ignore me.’ That just about sums up Sasha Banks and what she has been able to do. The greatest part is these women are only just getting started.”
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