Stephanie McMahon on her Training, Vince’s Influence, Her Favorite Wrestler



Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show recently interviewed WWE’s Stephanie McMahon. Below are some highlights (transcript via

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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