McMahon confronted Vince the next night on Raw and revealed the wedding was a planned event, which was a revenge plot against her father for the aforementioned kidnappings, thus turning her into a villain. On the October 31 episode of SmackDown! The match was made to write Stephanie out of storylines as she was marrying Paul "Triple H" Levesque that week. McMahon about the child, who was later revealed to be Hornswoggle , turning into a fan favorite. The Legacy versus the McMahons After the severe injuries sustained by Vince on the June 23, 3-hour edition of Raw, Shane appeared requesting for the Raw Superstars to stand together during what was a 'turbulent time'.
Sporadic appearances — [ edit ] McMahon appeared on the November 1 episode of Raw in a pre-taped segment, where she dreamt that Vince awoke from a coma after his doctor, played by actor and one-time WWE employee Freddie Prinze Jr. I'm pretty sure he's brain dead.
I know where that hand's been. The Authority On the August 19 episode of Raw, McMahon turned heel when she interrupted Daniel Bryan and supported the actions of her husband at SummerSlam the previous night, telling Bryan that he wasn't suitable to be the face of the company. In November , McMahon signed a three-year performer's contract with the WWE, confirming her as a regular on its programming.
Swearing that their actions were "best for business", the pair would belittle and punish any talent that went against their ideology, and formed a particular vendetta against Daniel Bryan. Vickie later gave Reigns a chance in the battle royal, which he would win.
Vickie ultimately lost the match and was fired; however, she got her retribution over McMahon by throwing her into the mud pool. McMahon was kayfabe arrested and charged with assault and battery, because she slapped Brie, who was not a kayfabe WWE employee  The following week, McMahon granted Brie her job back and a match at SummerSlam against her in order to get Brie to drop the lawsuit. During the match, Triple H tried to get the last member of Team Cena, Dolph Ziggler, eliminated by attacking two referees and placing Seth Rollins who was also the final member of Team Authority on top of Ziggler and calling crooked referee Scott Armstrong into the ring to make the count; however, the debuting Sting came out and attacked Armstrong and Triple H, giving Team Cena the win and thus disbanding The Authority.
Stephanie and Triple H appeared on the episode of Raw after Survivor Series stating that without them the company would be driven to the ground. They were then escorted out of the arena by the returning Daniel Bryan and only to be insulted by Mr. McMahon for letting him down and the McMahon family before exiting the arena. On the December 29 episode of Raw, The Authority was brought back in power by John Cena, and she and her husband entered and stepped on the entrance ramp celebrating their return with a glass of champagne and a kiss.
While Lynch and Charlotte allied with Paige , Banks would ally with Tamina and Naomi , leading to a brawl between the three teams. McMahon presented the " Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence" award to Stephanie. Before she could start her acceptance speech, Shane McMahon returned for the first time since and demanded to gain control of Raw, claiming The Authority was running the company to the ground.
McMahon accepted the offer, only if he won one more match. Shane accepted, and Mr. McMahon opened the show to announce that his returning son, Shane, would run Raw for one night only.
However, Shane continued to run Raw due to "overwhelming fan support" until the April 25 episode of Raw, when Stephanie returned to announce that Mr.
McMahon would decide who'd permanently control Raw at Payback. McMahon announced that both Stephanie and Shane would run Raw together on a permanent basis, thus disbanding The Authority. McMahon announced Stephanie as the commissioner of the Raw brand, while Shane was named commissioner of SmackDown in order for them to compete against each other in the upcoming reestablished brand extension.
On the October 11 episode of SmackDown, Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan challenged Raw to three traditional Survivor Series elimination matches — involving each brand's best five male wrestlers, best five female wrestlers, and best five tag teams, respectively. The following week on Raw, Raw Commissioner Stephanie accepted the challenge. On the November 7 episode of Raw, Stephanie invited both Shane and Bryan to appear on the following week's Raw to address the interpromotional matches , which Shane and Bryan accepted.
During this meeting, each commissioner and general manager touted the reasons for why their respective brand was better and eventually called out their respective male teams.
Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. April McMahon with her husband Triple H at WrestleMania 34 McMahon returned to Raw on the October 30, episode, confronting Raw General Manager Kurt Angle regarding Shane and the Smackdown roster's attack on the Raw roster at the end of the previous week's Raw, naming him team captain for Raw at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, warning him that if Raw is not victorious over Smackdown at the pay-per-view, she was considering dismissing him from being Raw General Manager.
Stephanie recapped the leaps that women's wrestling had taken the past few years, going from a revolution to an evolution of women's wrestling, including the first-ever women's Hell in a Cell match , the first-ever women's Money in the Bank ladder match , and women main eventing Raw and SmackDown.
At the event, her team was defeated when she tapped out to Rousey's armbar. She made it to the final two but lost to Triple H. Impossible alongside wrestler Big Show. McMahon appeared in a voice over role as herself in the direct-to-video animated film Scooby-Doo!
Curse of the Speed Demon. In May , Stephanie announced via Twitter that she will be writing a memoir about her life growing up behind the scenes in WWE.
The couple were engaged on Valentine's Day in and were married on October 25, in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Professional wrestling highlights[ edit ].