Stephanie’s Former Assistant On Shane’s WWE Resignation

Matt Boone

Mike Witt sent along the following to WrestleZone.com:

I worked with Stephanie McMahon for two years as a runner and production assistant.  I left because I was offered a new opportunity which required less travel.
 
It seems that a lot of wrestling news sites are pointing to Shane departure as a result of some sort of inner tension between Stephanie and Shane and where they stand in the company.  I’m not sure who these sources are but here was my experience, take it for what it is worth, and it really would be nice if your readers got to at least read a first hand account of behind the scenes life:
 
Stephanie was not unlike any other business person and stood by her decisions.  Between you and me, some may not have been the best, but if you are going to get respect in a lockerroom full of egos, you can’t cower at every little disagreement.  So call that brash, but anyone in that kind of position would do the same.  That’s just my opinion.
 
There were times when both Shane and Stephanie shared ideas.  There was never any tension between them that I could see.  I would say though that Vince was very, very hard on Stephanie since he pretty much still runs creative.  I’ve seen him blow up at her on more than one occassion.

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