Name: Linda McMahon
Title: CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment
Age: “Wouldn’t you like to know?”

Name: Shane McMahon
Title: EVP, Global Media, World Wrestling Entertainment
Age: 37
Years in Industry: “17 years – started working as a production assistant in 1990.”
Years left in the industry: “The rest of my life.”

 
 

Name: Stephanie McMahon-Levesque
Title: EVP, Talent Relations, Creative Writing and Live Events, World Wrestling Entertainment
Age: 31
Years in Industry: “All of my life.”
Years left in the industry: “The rest of my life.”

 

 

 

Why Them? Yeah, we’ll play along. Since Vince may or may not be “dead,” out of respect we’re honoring the rest of the family McMahon this year. While not quite up to Andy Kaufman standards, Mr. McMahon’s televised limo explosion this summer ranks among the most interesting faked deaths we can recall. No surprise, really, that the hijinks came from the family that consistently ups the ante on sensational entertainment and delivers big ratings to cable—not to mention cross-platform knockouts in the DVD and console games industries. Vince and Linda deserve credit for keeping the WWE machine largely a family affair, and this year for dealing handily with the very real death of Chris Benoit, which sparked the suspension of 10 wrestlers for violating WWE’s “wellness policy” (never knew there was such a thing). What’s next for the McMahons? With Nielsen ratings for WWE Raw down this fall, we’re excited to see what stunt Vince may pull next.  CAO


Linda McMahon


Person (other than my current boss) who I’d most like to work for: “Jack Welch”
Favorite restaurant: “Valbella, Greenwich, CT”
Favorite cities: “New York, Paris”
Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy”
Favorite piece of tech: “Blackberry”
My perfect vacation goes like this: “I actually take a vacation.”
The world would be a better place if: “I had more grandchildren.”
 

Shane McMahon

Favorite restaurant: “Babbo, NY”
Favorite city: “New York”
Favorite song: “Crazy Love” – Van Morrison (“first song I danced to with my wife at our wedding”).
Favorite TV show: “The Biggest Loser” –“ …because it draws you in emotionally; you either empathize or sympathize with the people.”
Favorite piece of tech: “Digital video recorder”
 


Stephanie McMahon-Levesque

What is your favorite word? “Yes”
What is your least favorite word? “No”
What turns you on? “Humor”
What turns you off? “Stupidity”
What sound do you love? “My daughter’s laugh”
What sound do you hate? “Classical music”
What profession other than yours would like to attempt? “Dancer”
What profession would you not like to participate in? “Accounting”
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome”

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