A family affair. For WWE’s legendary McMahons, professional wrestling is in their blood.
The history of World Wrestling Entertainment is so vast that the company itself divides it into six distinct eras. In the end, the spectacle all started 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 before Jess’ Dead. Six years later, Vincent founded the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), which later became WWE under his son. Vincedirection.
In 1982, Vince—who is credited with turning WWE into the pop culture staple it is today—bought WWWF from his father. (He changed the company name to WWE in 2002.) Vince also dived into the world of wrestling (and rings) as his own character, a stark contrast to his father and grandfather’s preference for being behind the scenes.
Vince is married to Linda McMahon (née Edwards), who currently works in politics but previously worked in wrestling as the co-CEO of WWE. The couple has two children: Shane (born 1970) and Stephanie (born 1976), both are professional wrestlers who also work on the business side of their family company. Shane married a film producer Marissa McMahon (née Mazzola), and together they have three sons: Declan (born 2004), Kenyon (born 2006) and Rogan (born 2010).
Meanwhile, Stephanie—who announced in May 2022 that she was “taking time off from most of my responsibilities” as WWE Chief Brand Officer—is married to a pro wrestler. Paul “Triple H” Levesquewith whom he shares three daughters: Aurora (born 2006), Murphy (born 2008), and Vaughn (born 2010).
The youngest member of the McMahon family appears to have followed in the athletic footsteps of their parents and ancestors: In April 2022, Shane’s son, Declan, committed to playing college football with the Indiana Hoosiers, while his cousin Aurora “has started training” as a wrestler, Stephanie. told Fox News in 2019.
He also instilled in his children the legendary work ethic of his family.
“I would encourage them to follow their passion and whatever they believe in as long as they work hard for it,” Stephanie told the outlet, adding, “I believe in a strong work ethic and I believe they can do anything in a challenging world. they want. want to do it but they have to believe in themselves and work hard.”
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