Interesting insight on the situation…
Earlier this week, AJ Lee called out Stephanie McMahon on Twitter.
Backstage, Stephanie was reportedly furious at AJ’s tweets. It was not a planned storyline, and the company was completely blind-sided by it. Rather than go on the offensive in any way, however, Stephanie ended up acknowledging and thanking AJ, in a manner that some felt was a bit condescending.
Apparently it was Vince McMahon himself who ordered Stephanie to respond in the manner that she ended up doing. Vince felt that it was best to talk about it and acknowledge it and remove it from controversy, and try to reduce talk about the issue.
WWE wanted to reduce the impact of any possible sexism claims, and the company is also said to be trying to minimize any accusations of racism as well, especially against Latinos in light of Alberto Del Rio’s firing.
Tags: Stephanie McMahon
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter