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[[caption-width-right:300:The Billion-Dollar Princess]]

'''Stephanie [=McMahon=] Levesque''' (née Stephanie Marie [=McMahon=]) is certified pro-wrestling royalty. The daughter of promoter [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] and granddaughter of WWF/WWE founder Vince [=McMahon=] Sr., Stephanie has worked in the wrestling business since she was a teenager answering phones at Titan Tower. She has worked both in front of and behind the cameras, as a wrestler, a {{heel}} manager for her storyline-husband (and eventual RealLife husband) Wrestling/TripleH, a General Manager for the ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown Smackdown]]'' brand, and her current role as Executive Vice President of Creative Development and Operations (i.e. [[SoYouWantTo/BeABooker head writer]]). She is a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]], winning the title in her ''debut match'' after [[Wrestling/TerriPoch Tori (Terri Poch)]] DDT'd Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} and she had to be ''told'' to pin her, something that hadn't happened on WWE TV since Wrestling/{{Kamala}} in 1993, and for completely different reasons.

ThatOtherWiki has an article on her life and career [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_McMahon here]].
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!!! "Billion Dollar Tropes":

* AbortedArc: Her on-camera appearances are so few and far-between that there wasn't really an arc to abort, but they did try to uphold the illusion of Triple H and Stephanie's storyline divorce, mostly because - since everybody and their goldfish knew they were married in real life - it made for some hilarious in-jokes (see the night Stephanie gave birth to her first daughter; Triple H was in the ring congratulating her and [[ButHeSoundsHandsome "That guy who knocked her up"]]). However, at some point, they seemed to simply throw their hands up and say "Forget it," since now they acknowledge that they're still married.
** In kayfabe, they claim that they re-married.
* AbusiveParents: In-character only, but pretty thoroughly in-character. Vince has actually ''wrestled'' Stephanie (in a match that took place only a few days before her wedding).
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Natalya gets insanely drunk on the ''Series/TotalDivas'' finale and leaves numerous voicemails on Stephanie's phone, this is her reaction. She even says she's going to save them and possibly show them to Vince.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AlphaBitch: Could slide into this when she was with [[Wrestling/DGenerationX DX]] and the early [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime days.
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/ChrisJericho, oh so much during the Attitude Era. It really went into FoeYay territory.
** [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/PaulHeyman, Wrestling/{{Sable}} and her father have all filled this role as well, sometimes at the same time.
** Most recently, Wrestling/DanielBryan and Brie Bella seem to have fit this role for her.
* BadassFamily: The [=McMahons=].
** BigScrewedUpFamily: What they tend toward in-character.
* BaitAndSwitch: She announced that a ''Smackdown'' Diva had been chosen to pose in Playboy and said "congratulations to me!" (and gathered an Earth-shattering pop from the crowd) before elaborating that she meant congratulations to herself for sealing the deal and that Wrestling/TorrieWilson would be in Playboy instead.
* TheBaroness: Her new Red Baron and a rare version who is both the Sexpot (in appearance, moreso in personality before her GM days) ''and'' the Rosa Klebb (in personality since the Authority's formation).
* BattleCouple: With Hunter, occasionally.
* BecomingTheMask: She and Triple H fell in love with each other during their storyline.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Wrestling/ChrisJericho, so much so that [[FanPreferredCouple the fanfic writers]] went bonkers. Every fangirl who ever wrote wrestling fic has a [[IdiosyncraticShipNaming Smoochy Dreamer]] fic in her past.
** The ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 18'' feud between Jericho and Triple H was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally planned to involve]] Jericho and Stephanie having an affair to spite Hunter. Unfortunately, that idea got nixed.
* BerserkButton: Like any [=McMahon=], it's a bad idea to question her power or decisions.
** After she successfully goads him into booking a match with Triple H against Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman goes into a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech livid rant]], labelling her an underhanded SpoiledBrat. Her reaction to all of this is rather nonchalant, if not outright smug, until he remarks [[MamaBear she'll probably raise her kids to be the same]], [[UnstoppableRage then the gloves are off...]] She was [[KnowWhenToFoldEm a bit more self preserving when]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar his client]] [[OhCrap came in to even the odds however]].
* BigDamnKiss: With Triple H on Raw's 15th Anniversary, finally acknowledging their relationship onscreen. Also shared one with Eric Bischoff at a Halloween party in 2002.
* BlackComedyRape: When Triple H kidnapped, drugged and married Stephanie in Vegas. She also fell in love with him after that. Of course, it's entirely possible he was lying to mess with Vince's head.
--> '''Triple H:''' The question, [[VinceMcMahon Vince]], isn't ''if'', but ''how many times'' we "consummated the marriage!" ''(thrusting his hips)''
* BlondesAreEvil: Briefly in 2005.
* BrainyBrunette
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Played it in her 20's, but otherwise played it straight.
* BrotherSisterTeam: With her brother, [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane]], as owner of Wrestling/{{ECW}} during the Alliance storyline.
** They did team on the July 24, 2000 ''Raw.'' Wrestling/{{Lita}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow defeated them by DQ when Wrestling/TrishStratus interfered and pushed Lita off of the top turnbuckle.
* BullyingTheDragon: While it's pretty much a trademark facet of the Mac Mahon family, Stephanie has been a particularly suicidal case as of recently. While Vince is usually smart enough to know to keep tormented employees in his power, Stephanie will abuse superstars with the utmost sadism, and then fire them on the spot anyway, giving them nothing to lose, and thus no reason not to bite back.
* ButtMonkey: Much like her Dad, Stephanie was on the receiving end of hilarious abuse during the Attitude Era, typically from Wrestling/ChrisJericho or [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
** IronButtMonkey: Again like her father, she is pretty commendable for some of the abuse she takes for a non wrestler. It's always been said that Vince [=McMahon=] would never force any of his wrestlers to do anything he wouldn't do himself (leading to his legendary ButtMonkey status.) Stephanie apparently inherited this from him, as she's definitely come in for her fair share of comedic abuse. A stinkface from Rikishi, the Milk Wagon incident by Kurt Angle, Pedigreed by TripleH at their Kayfabe wedding, tossed in a mud-pit by Vickie Guerrero, the list goes on.
* TheCaligula: During the first few months of the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Era, the Invasion angle, the Authority stint
* ClingyJealousGirl: Towards Triple H during her Heel run in the early 2000s.
* ComplexityAddiction: One immaterial thing she's [[ItRunsInTheFamily inherited from her daddy]] is his pathological vindictive need to torment top-level employees that cause the family trouble rather than fire them on the spot. Clearly demonstrated in this exchange with Wrestling/RandyOrton in 2009, right before bringing out her brother Shane to attack him for punting Vince in the head:
--> '''Randy Orton:''' "FIRE. ME. NOW."
--> '''Stephanie:''' "Firing you... would be too easy. We have ''bigger'' plans."
** From one of her many confrontations with Austin on the January 1, 2001, ''Raw'':
--> So [[TonightInThisVeryRing tonight...In This Very Ring]]...you will face William Regal. And the winner of your match will face the winner of the Rock/Kane match, who will face the Undertaker, in a Triple Threat match for the #1 Contendership to the World Wrestling Federation championship on ''[=SmackDown!=]''
* ControlFreak: Also seems to be inherited from her father (during her heel runs, anyway). And much like her father, this often came to bite her back, due to overestimating just how much crap particular employees would take from her. It was her [[BullyingADragon berating of Randy Orton]] that kicked off the horrific feud mentioned above, for example.
--> '''Stephanie:''' This is MY show!
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Most definitely when she's in-character. Some of the rumor mills have painted her as this in real life, due to her yes-man status for her father and the high turnover in the writer's room.
** Reportedly kicked Wrestling/TommyDreamer off of the "creative" team for "making too much sense."
** It's suggested that she and Michael Hayes both blocked Wrestling/PaulHeyman from the writing team.
* CreatorCouple: Stephanie handles most of the writing for Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Hunter is more active in front of the camera as well as with the showrunning aspect.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Almost as good a heel as her father. It's just hard to top the guy frequently called "{{Satan}}" by commentators.
* [[FanNickname Detractor Nickname]]: [[Website/{{WrestleCrap}} Nipple H]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho She's the breast- I mean best.]]
* [[DamselInDistress Distressed Damsel]]: During the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness storyline in which she was kidnapped by Wrestling/TheUndertaker, and later, in the "Love Her or Leave Her" storyline between her brother Shane and Wrestling/{{Test}}.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Her [[FaceHeelTurn Heel Turn]] on [=Vince=] and siding with Triple H at the ''[=Armageddon=] 99'' [=PPV=] effectively set her heel persona in stone.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stephanie was horrified when Kane started to viciously attack Daniel Bryan on the 4/21 Raw, even telling [[BellaTwins Brie Bella]] to run. She also apologized to Daniel on Raw the week after. This is still being invoked with her storyline with Daniel and Brie, seeming to be concerned, though it's starting to appear more like crocodile tears to lead them on while waiting for the other shoe to drop (of course, [[GenreSavvy Daniel and Brie don't believe a word she says.]])
* FaceHeelTurn: When she first appeared, she was the innocent little girl that somehow remained as such while having a horrible father. Then, she turned on him and got with Triple H as revenge for the Ministry Of Darkness BreakTheCutie plot, causing Vince to leave the company for months in a DespairEventHorizon, leaving her and Triple H as the head of the WWF. She turned out to be ''much'' more capable a heel than she ever was as a face.
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* FauxActionGirl: Was technically ''capable'' of wrestling (as in, could take bumps, had a few offensive moves), but mainly stuck to taunting opponents, bitch-slapping, and hiding behind Dad or Hunter or Shane when things got bad.
* [[MurderTheHypotenuse Fire the Hypotenuse]]: What Wrestling/{{Chyna}} claimed that Stephanie did to her in 2001, if she's to be believed.
* GagBoobs: Went from being flat-as-a-board to a D-cup almost overnight.
** [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Hilariously]] lampshaded by Wrestling/ChrisJericho when she got her first boob job (she's had at least two more since then).
** Wrestling/JohnCena would do this years later in a much more subtle way, with Stephanie herself bragging about it.
* {{God Save Us From The|Queen}} [[RedBaron "Billion-Dollar Princess"]]
* GoshDangItToHeck:
** After receiving Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}'s [[AssKicksYou Stinkface]] on the May 7, 2001 ''Raw'', she cut a promo on ''[=SmackDown=]'' about having Rikishi's disgusting "bottom" in her face.
** Similarly, during her feud with her father and Wrestling/{{Sable}} in 2003, she accused Vince of siding with Sable after she presumably shook her "fanny" in Vince's face. Though that one is an aversion in the UK since there "fanny" is a slang term for "vagina".
*** But then, given the storyline at the time, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that might have been exactly what Stephanie meant...]]
* GroinAttack:
** She gave Wrestling/ChrisJericho a devastating kick in the family jewels during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxY1cSynEZQ the June 26, 2000 episode of ''Raw'']].
** She held nothing back in giving both Wrestling/BrockLesnar and her own father [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] two devastating kicks to the family jewels during the September 11, 2003 episode of ''Smackdown''.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: A recurring problem of hers is her tendency to forget that after she fires somebody after kicking them around for months, they're under no obligation to play nice anymore. See Vickie Guerrero and the mud pit, or Brie Bella and the colossal slap after she kayfabe quit.
* [[BadassInANiceSuit Hot Chick In A Badass Suit]]: In her GM role.
* HotWitch: Dressed as a witch for Halloween in 2002, clearly evoking this.
* InsultToRocks: On the May 8, 2000 episode of ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]]'', Wrestling/ChrisJericho called Stephanie a [[ReallyGetsAround "filthy, dirty, disgusting, nasty, skanky, brutal, bottom-feeding, trash-bag ho!"]] When he was forced to apologize, he did...to all the "filthy, dirty, disgusting, brutal, skanky, bottom-feeding, trash-bag hoes" for even comparing them to Stephanie. He decided that "bargain basement slut" and "miserable slimeball pig" were more appropriate.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Paul Heyman, in a 2008 interview, referred to Stephanie as "The Vincess".
* {{Jerkass}}: Consider her family and who her husband is. If she didn't start out this way, she grew into it.
* KarmaHoudini: To varying degrees, but most times she is a Heel antagonizing a male Face, there are naturally limitations how far [[WouldntHitAGirl attacking a female non wrestler]] can be seen as a righteous resolve compared to with Vince. This is evident with the recent feud with The Big Show, while Steph was often most vigorous in tormenting and enslaving him for her gains ([[ForTheEvulz or just for the sheer fun of it]]), most of his retribution seems to be directed to TripleH. As shown above however, some opponents can get creative.
* LargeHam: Pretty much invented the screechy-heel character that Vickie Guerrero now plays to the hilt.
** But when she fires somebody (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YstQ9Bn206s Chris Jericho]] in 2009, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYvfy0mPxbY Vickie Guerrero]] in 2013), she can be every bit as intense as her dad.
* TheMaidenNameDebate: Kayfabe forced her to dance all around this. She went by Stephanie [=McMahon=]-Helmsley while she and Triple H were Kayfabe married and goes by Stephanie [=McMahon=]-Levesque in real life[[note]]She is even credited under that name in the liner notes for WWE's entrance music albums[[/note]], but since Hunter doesn't [[DoNotCallMePaul go by his real name]], she just goes by Stephanie [=McMahon=] any time she appears in-character.
* MamaBear: As Paul Heyman learned; all he did was ''mention'' her children, and she knocked him to the ground and started whaling on him. Of course, Hunter had warned him at least twice already, so frankly, he kinda had it coming.
** Granted she also threatened Heyman because 1. To infuriate him into placing Hunter against Lesnar in a match and 2. He then labeled her a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative]] "[[DaddysLittleVillain Daddy's Little Girl]]" [[GenreSavvy out of awareness of this]].
* MoralityPet: Zach Gowen
* {{Nepotism}}: She ''is'' the boss's daughter.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Her earliest WWF appearances were modeling hats and other merchandise at the age of 13, and she's never worked anywhere else.
* NeverMyFault: She slapped Brie Bella in the mouth when she was a paying customer and a civilian and was arrested as a result. She spent most of her time after complaining about how bad that was for ''her'' and that she 'didn't deserve it'.
* NiceHat: Wore an ECW motorcycle cap during the [=InVasion=] storyline.
* {{Oireland}}: Her "Irish temper" was mentioned during her match with Wrestling/TrishStratus at the ''No Way Out 2001'' [=PPV=].
* OhCrap: Happens when she fires Wrestling/VickieGuerrero and starts singing mockingly at her...then realizes Vickie (who she now has absolutely no power over) is now ''very'' angry at her, and the pool of muck the match revolved around is now directly behind her.
* PowerStable:
** [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} [=DeGeneration=] X]] (w[=/=]Triple H, [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman X-Pac]], the New Age Outlaws and Tori [Terri Poch]).
** The [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime, w/her father, her brother, all of the above, and the Stooges (Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco.)
** The Alliance.
** Wrestling/TheAuthority
* RapeAsDrama: Implied when Wrestling/TheUndertaker kidnapped her and held her in a seedy motel.
** Happened again in LighterAndSofter form when Wrestling/RandyOrton cuffed Hunter to the ring ropes and kissed an unconscious Stephanie.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: By 2005, everyone and their brother knew she was married to Triple H. This lead to various angles - most [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments notably]] [[Wrestling/DGenerationX DX]] making rampant and gleeful speculation on [[Wrestling/TripleH who the father of her baby was]] - and references to their marriage and family.
-->'''Triple H''': (dressed as Vince) When I pass, I'm gonna hand my company to my beautiful daughter, Stephanie...[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall and to whoever that guy is that knocked her up!]]
* RealityEnsues: Her tendency to slap the taste out of people's mouths finally came back to bite her on the 7/21/14 episode of Raw. She came out and argued with and eventually slapped Brie Bella, who had Kayfabe quit weeks before and was in the audience as a fan (and civilian.) Brie, in turn, promptly called the police and had Stephanie arrested for Battery.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Later into her stint as Smackdown GM and her appearances on Raw.
* RedBaron: The aforementioned "Billion Dollar Princess" and later the Billionaire [[TheBaroness Baroness]].
* RichBitch: Her early character. She seems refreshingly normal outside the ring.
* RomanceOnTheSet: How her relationship with Hunter started.
* SanitySlippage: That time she and Triple H (in-character) wanted to renew their wedding vows, Hunter found out Steph had lied about her pregnancy and trashed the ceremony (Protip: If you're going to attempt TheBabyTrap on your boyfriend, make sure that the actor you hire to play your doctor isn't currently on a late-night infomercial.) Steph ''Flipped. Her. Shit''. WWE, any time that footage is reused, almost without fail, turns her scream at the end into a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UJcevBAyyo deep ''roar.'']]
* ScreamingWoman: Good god, listen to some of her heel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFijSAC6r1k promos]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* SelfDeprecation: If anyone should, it's her.
* SexySpectacles: Briefly in 2008.
* ShesGotLegs
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh.]] For a time, she had a Music/LilKim-performed theme song ''called'' "All Grown Up."
* SiblingYinYang: Stephanie likes the spotlight, Shane plays it cooler.
* SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: It's been implied that the main reason why Jericho insulted her so much was because she was easy... for everyone except ''him''.
* SlutShaming: Well, Jericho and the fans tried, but it didn't really take.
* SmugSnake: During her heel phase as Stephanie [=McMahon=]-Helmsley.
** Even as a Face she tends to be this, whatever side she is on she has an unsavvy tendency to [[BullyingADragon bicker or try to kick around dangerous Heels]], this usually ends with her becoming a patsy used against another more prominent rival such as Hunter.
** Seems to have returned to this state big time since her FaceHeelTurn as GM in 2013. Perhaps most evidently her treatment of TheBigShow [[TheDogBitesBack leading him to manipulate legal politics against her]]. As he bluntly pointed out, you can't blackmail employees with the worst after [[VillainBall you just do it for kicks anyway]].
** Repeated against Vickie Guerrero of all people in 2014. After a particularly elaborate and sadistic firing (involving a mud wrestling pool), she continues gloating her ass off. Vickie gives her former BadBoss a few seconds to realize [[OhCrap she's left her with no reason to grovel before her for anymore]], just long enough to cower before Vickie thrown her by the hair into her own pool.
* SpoiledBrat[=/=][[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Rich Idiot With a Day Job]][=/=]UpperClassTwit: The core of her Heel persona in early years. Toned down as she matured, though foes still like to snide her as "Daddy's Little Girl".
* SpotlightStealingSquad: When she was with Wrestling/DGenerationX.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's 5'9"[[note]] 1.75 m for you metric folks.[[/note]].
* TakeThatKiss: A number with Triple H, the crowner probably being their in-ring smooch during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ-eC3qhAyk "[=McMahon=] Family Reunion"]] segment (before their marriage was official on-air canon).
-->'''Stephanie''': [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Dad]], you have serious problems. You've embarrassed this family long enough. It's time I embarrassed you. (''makes out with Triple H'')
-->'''Hunter''': [[NoFourthWall See ya]] [[HappilyMarried at home]], Steph!...[[LameRhymeDodge ooh, I mean, your brother's a gnome]]!
* TheTease: Most noteworthy when she was announcing who was chosen to pose for ''Playboy''.
* VaporWear: Her feud with Triple H, starting with the failed "wedding" described below, saw her suffer ClothingDamage and demonstrated that she hadn't bothered to wear much underneath.
** The March 11, 2002 ''Raw'' saw her try to escape from HHH in the ring and he grabbed her pants and exposed her butt.
** That Thursday on ''Smackdown'', HHH went for the Pedigree on an announce table and her breasts fell out of her dress.
* VillainousBreakdown: Had one on Raw March 10th, 2014 when [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] managed to get an ''army'' of fans to storm the ring and occupy it to force her and Triple H into giving Bryan what the Authority had been denying him, screaming her head off that she owns them.
* VocalEvolution: While she might be forever known for that whiny screechy harpy voice, in recent years, her voice has seriously mellowed out, with her voice becoming smoother and more authoritative as time has gone on, leaving Wrestling/VickieGuerrero to pick up where she left off.
** The Villainous Breakdown, however had her go harpy for first time in ''over a decade''. Albeit in a lower pitch than her 20's.
* {{Warrior Prince}}ss: Being the daughter of WWE's owner, she can be considered as such.
* WeddingSmashers: Thrice involved. First came the infamous "satanic wedding" angle with Wrestling/TheUndertaker and the Ministry Of Darkness in the spring of 1999, where Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin eventually saved her from a lifetime of torture. Later in 1999, she was to be married (in kayfabe) to [[Wrestling/{{Test}} Test (Andrew Martin)]], only for the whole event to be upstaged by Triple H, who drugged her and married her while unconscious. Later, when Steph agreed that the vows were legitimate and became a scheming heel, the kayfabe marriage continued until Triple H decided he was tired of Steph's lying; the two would try to work out their differences and it appeared that they had to a point where they agreed to renew their vows ... until Triple H learned that Steph's "pregnancy" was a sham. Triple H ended the wedding right there and exposed her on national television, knocking her down so that one of her breasts was sticking out of her dress.
** Makes it all the more ironic that Triple H and Steph's real-life wedding was a low-key affair.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After T&A split up on the January 1, 2001, ''Raw'', there was a scene in Stephanie's office where Albert told her that if she needed anything she could call him. This was forgotten almost immediately after.
* WrestlingFamily: Fourth-generation and proud of it.
* {{Yandere}}: If she's a heel.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: While Stephanie has always looked fairly age appropriate, her voice radically changed around early/mid-2002 (most likely due to her role as the ScreamingWoman during the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley era). By early-2003, she sounded more like she was 46 than 26 (her actual age at the time).
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