Stephanie McMahon Talks Vince Coining the “Sports Entertainment” Phrase, Speaks on “Connor’s Cure”, Going to BU & More

Nick Paglino

stephanie mcmahon​Stephanie McMahon was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso of The Boston Herald, to promote tomorrow night's Money in the Bank PPV, and the following are some interview excerpts:

McMahon fell in love with Boston, and like her brother Shane before her, decided to study communications at Boston University. Over the past 15 years, McMahon has perfected her role as an on-air character, where she plays an evil boss, and credits BU as a big reason for her success.

“From film production to television production to creative writing to public speaking to marketing to advertising,” she said, “BU is basically a school to help prepare you for all of the many facets of WWE.”

As a fourth generation McMahon promoter, she touched on her father’s contributions to the business.

“My father coined the phrase, ‘sports entertainment,’” said McMahon. “Vince let the world in on that, yes, this is actually predetermined and, yes, we are having fun. He was the one who created this live action-adventure soap opera.”

She and her husband, WWE executive vice president Paul Levesque — better known to wrestling fans as “Triple H” — just announced the creation of their new fund, “Connor’s Cure.” The fund was named in honor of the late Connor Michalek, a devoted WWE fan who died at the age of 8 as a result of brain cancer.

“This is all about developing and donating for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research,” said McMahon. “We’re trying to help fund the research to help stop the cancer.”

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