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Lists the various promoters and occasional wrestlers belonging to the McMahon Family in WWEs history. This includes the RAW, SmackDown brands, and the now defunct ECW brand. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.

Roderick "Jess" McMahon
The founder of the McMahon Family and Vince Jr's grand-dad. He turned to pro wrestling after a decline in the popularity of boxing and would later found the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which would become the WWWF then the WWF then the WWE.

Vince McMahon, Sr. (Vincent James McMahon)
Vince Jr.'s father and founder of the WWWF. Formerly a member of the NWA, he broke away from the alliance and helped the nascent company flourish in the northeastern United States.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
  • Family Business: Wrestling is definitely in the blood. Vince is the second generation of McMahon wrestling promoters.
  • Generation Xerox: As an American professional wrestling promoter, just like his father before him.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Believed that wrestling promoters should be this and thus did not make any appearances in public. This is a far cry from his son, who's infamously a Non-Idle Rich who would let himself get beaten up on television by his own employees during the Monday Night Wars.
  • It Runs in the Family: His dad was a wrestling promoter, and to this day his descendants are involved in the business.
  • Non-Action Guy: He was not a wrestler himself and firmly believed that wrestling promoters should stay out of the ring.
  • Ur-Example: He created the WWWF, without him, there'd be no WWF / WWE.
  • Wrestling Family: The father of the current patriarch.

Vince McMahon (Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Jr.) 1971-2022, 2023-2024

Linda McMahon (Linda Marie Edwards-McMahon)
Vince's long-suffering wife, who occasionally made appearances during the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras. She's the sanest and most level-headed McMahon, and the few times she appears has her fix whatever problems her family has been causing.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Arguably the sanest and most cool-headed of the McMahons, should you betray her (*cough* Vince and Stephanie), she will use all her power as CEO to make your life miserable.
    • In fact, Jim Ross didn't even see it coming when Linda both fired and kicked him in the balls in late 2005.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education, after all, not to mention running the business side of WWE for nearly 25 years. In 2010, she ran for Senate.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Linda doesn't appreciate Vince cheating on her, but she often finds clever ways to get back at him. In some cases, she enlists whichever women Vince is lusting after to help in her revenge schemes.
  • Da Chief
  • Enemy Mine: Linda obviously gets angry whenever Vince tries to cheat on her with one of the female wrestlers, but she's allied with them to get back at Vince. One such scheme involved using Torrie Wilson as a Honey Trap so Linda could literally catch Vince with his pants down.
  • High-School Sweethearts: With Vince in Real Life.
  • Long Bus Trip: All the time. Entire years go by where no one remembers she even exists or is the CEO. The longest bus trip is probably just starting, considering her Real Life resignation from WWE to make a bid for one of Connecticut's Senate seats in 2010, which she lost. She then ran for the other Senate seat in 2012, and lost that one too. Then she was appointed to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration by Donald Trump, so she almost certainly won't be seen anywhere in WWE for the foreseeable future.
  • Missing Mom: Linda is very rarely seen on television these days-and indeed never appeared much at all compared to Vince or their kids.
  • Non-Action Girl: Linda's never competed in the ring, unlike Vince or their children.
  • Only Sane Employee: Babysit a bunch of muscular, not-entirely level-headed wrestlers, keep the company in financial order, and make sure her family (Vince in particular) doesn't screw it up. It really kind of sucks to be Linda sometimes.
  • Only Sane Woman: Linda comes across as this compared to the rest of the family, given that she's never been beaten with kendo sticks, showered with manure or jumped off the Titantron.
  • Out of Focus: Linda doesn't appear on WWE shows nearly as much as Vince or their children. She's also the only one who's never competed in a match.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Her first political campaign was half of the reason why WWE went "PG".
  • Straight Man

Shane McMahon (Shane Brandon McMahon) 1990, 1998-2009, 2016-2022, 2023

Marissa Mazzola-McMahon (Marissa Ann Mazzola-McMahon) 1998-2000

Stephanie McMahon (Stephanie McMahon Levesque née Stephanie Marie McMahon) 1999-2023

See also: The Authority.

Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple H (Paul Michael Levesque) 1995-

See also: D-Generation X, The Kliq, Evolution and The Authority.