When Vickie Guerrero had her final appearance in the WWE, it was in a faceoff with Stephanie McMahon. In that segment, Guerrero sent McMahon into the mud and embarrassed the WWE authority figure. It was very similar to what used to happen with Mr. McMahon in his feuds with Stone Cold Steve Austin, where Mr. McMahon would allow himself to be embarrassed to give the face a huge pop. With that in mind, PWS reported on Thursday that Stephanie McMahon may be taking on the new role as the on-screen owner of the company.
As of last year, Mr. McMahon was supposed to return to the WWE television shows as an on-screen character to battle for his company against his daughter Stephanie and her husband Triple H. However, that never occurred and now it looks like the character of Mr. McMahon has been retired from ongoing storylines. When Mr. McMahon was expected to return, the WWE was calling Stephanie “one of the principal owners” and now she is called “the principal owner of the WWE.”
This is both good news and bad news. The good news is that Stephanie McMahon has grown into a great antagonist and it is hard to like her at all because of how well she plays her character. However, the bad part of this is that Stephanie can’t take the abuse that her father took. Violence against women is taboo on WWE television now, so there is no way that a wrestler can gain revenge unless a female is also involved. That was seen with Vickie Guerrero’s goodbye and also last month with Brie Bella standing up to Stephanie.
With Triple H wrestling more often and taking a more hands on roll in active competition again, it looks like Stephanie McMahon will take on more of a role of the owner while Triple H works as an authority role as well, but not on the level of McMahon. As for Vince McMahon, it appears that his role as an on-screen character is over with and he will only make special appearances when the need arises.