– Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show recently interviewed WWE’s Stephanie McMahon. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).
McMahon on how training helps her be successful in business: “I think training helps me be successful in business and in life. And I think, in general, athletics. Right? A lot of people don’t make the connection between athletes and business and I think it is something that really needs to be explored more. I think athletes need to have more confidence in their abilities. They are absolutely trained for the boardroom when you consider the fact that you’re learning if it’s a team sport, you’re learning team environments. You learn, in terms of team environment, you shore up each other’s gaps, right? Like, you might be a really fast runner and I might be better at something else. And together, we make a great pair, so we’re always going to play to each other’s strengths on the field. And that’s exactly what you have to do in business, so I think athletes are uniquely qualified to be in the business environment.”
Stephanie on how she started training at a young age due to her father’s influence: “I always trained like a traditional bodybuilding style of training. That’s how I learned and that’s what I did since I was about 12 years old because that was just a way for me to spend time with my dad and that’s kind of how I came into bodybuilding or just weight training in general.”
McMahon on her favorite wrestler: “Well, it’s from a personal standpoint, but André the Giant.”
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