It’s a family affair. For the WWE’s legendary McMahons, professional wrestling is in their blood.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s history is so extensive that the corporation divides it into six distinct eras. Ultimately, the spectacle all began when wrestling and boxing promoter Jess McMahon (who was born in 1882 and died in 1954) and his son Vincent McMahon (who was born in 1915 and died in 1984) formed the Capitol Wrestling Corporation one year prior to Jess’ death. Six years later Vincent founded the World Wide Wrestling Federation, which would later be known as the WWE under his son. Vince’s direction.
In 1982, Vince — who is credited for transforming the WWE into the pop culture staple it is today — purchased WWWF from his father. (He changed the company’s name to WWE in 2002.) Vince also jumped into the wrestling scene (and ring) as a character all his own, a striking difference from his father and grandfather’s preference to be behind the scenes.
Vince is married Linda McMahon (née Edwards), who currently works in politics but previously worked in the wrestling world as co-CEO of the WWE. The couple has two children. Shane(Born 1970) Stephanie (born in 1976), both professional wrestlers who also work on the business side of their family’s company. Shane is married and has a daughter with a film producer Marissa McMahon (née Mazzola), and together they have three sons: Declan (born in 2004), Kenyon (born in 2006) and Rogan (born in 2010).
For her part, Stephanie — who announced in May 2022 that she was “taking a leave of absence from the majority of my responsibilities” as the WWE’s Chief Brand Officer — is married to pro wrestler Paul “Triple H” LevesqueWith her, she has three children: Aurora (born in 2006), Murphy and Vaughn (born 2010).
The youngest members of the McMahon family already seem to be following in their parents’ and ancestors’ athletic footsteps: In April 2022, Shane’s son Declan committed to play college football with the Indiana Hoosiers, while his cousin Aurora “has already started training” as a wrestler, Stephanie told Fox News in 2019.
She is also instilling her family’s legendary work ethic into her children.
“I would encourage them to follow their passion and whatever they believe in as long as they work hard at it,” Stephanie told the outlet, adding, “I believe in a strong work ethic and I believe they can do anything in the world they want to do but they are going to have to believe in themselves and work hard.”
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