With a father like Vince McMahon, CEO and owner of WWE, it's obvious Shane and Stephanie McMahon have lead lives unlike most children. Not only is their father fantastically rich, the method through which he earned his fortune is a circus pumped full of testosterone, pouring with blood and sweat, and that’s the environment the McMahon children found themselves growing up in. Of course, their father was able to send them away to the finest schools around, but wrestling is in the McMahon family’s blood, and the seeds didn’t fall far from the grapefruits, if you catch our drift.
Frankly, neither McMahon sibling has a life as crazy as their father’s, probably because of the stabilizing effect access to money can have on even the craziest life. Still, born into a million dollar empire that rapidly turned into a billion dollar empire before either kid hit 30, there’s a lot more to the McMahon family than what we’ve seen on TV. Stephanie remains in WWE to this day, while Shane’s career continues taking interesting new twists, but regardless of where they work, McMahon family trivia is something most WWE fans are always ready to hear.
15 Stephanie Was Essentially Raised by Shane
14 They've Both Written for WWE
The McMahon family have controlled wrestling for decades, and Shane and Stephanie have been a part of that control virtually their entire lives. Many fans probably don’t realize just how much control the children had, however, considering it at points equals that of their father. Shane’s writing position actually ended long before his on screen role, and he is only known to be responsible for minor but important stylistic and atmospheric influences (and he created Kai En Tai’s Evil gimmick). Stephanie, on the other hand, plays a huge role in WWE's creative process to this day.
13 Shane Originally Designed WWE.com
12 Stephanie Hosted A Fitness Program
11 Stephanie Has Worked For WWE Since She Was 12
10 Shane Started As A Referee
9 Shane Constantly Partied with Raven
8 Shane Was A Commentator
7 Stephanie Stole Triple H From Chyna
6 Shane's Wife Worked for WWE
5 Shane Was the First McMahon To Win A Title
4 Vince Went Back and Forth on Stephanie and Triple H
3 Stephanie Started A Charity
2 Shane Left WWE For "You"
1 Stephanie Said No To Vince's Two Craziest Ideas
If you ever need any further proof that Vince McMahon is a genuinely insane person, look no further than the idea he pitched his daughter the first time she was pregnant. As in, actually, really, for real pregnant, with her husband’s baby, not a storyline Vince created from the start. Upon hearing his only daughter was welcoming her first child, Vince pitched to Stephanie an angle where he, her father, would also be announced as the father of her baby. When Stephanie said no, Vince suggested Shane be the father of the demon spawn. Again, Stephanie told her father absolutely not. This ridiculous angle almost occurred in 2006, only a few years before WWE was completely PG.
Sources: WWE, The Howard Stern Show
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