10 Most Memorable Stephanie McMahon WWE Moments
Happy 45th birthday to the Billion Dollar Princess.
9. New SmackDown General Manager
Following the end of the Invasion, Stephanie spent her time feuding with husband Triple H while managing Undisputed Champion Chris Jericho.
After Y2J lost the strap to The Game at WrestleMania X8, he got an opportunity to win it back on the March 25, 2002 episode of Raw (featuring the first-ever WWE Draft) - in a triple threat match also involving Mrs. McMahon-Helmsley.
Adding to the stipulations, if Triple H pinned Stephanie then she would be banished from WWE forever.
Which he did but, of course, 'forever' in WWE speak is typically around 2-3 months.
So it was hardly a shock when she was announced as the new General Manager of SmackDown on the July 18 episode of the show. Steph strode out wearing a fetching pants suit and established herself as a babyface as she targeted Raw counterpart Eric Bischoff.
At the time, the announcement resulted in much eye rolling, but Steph was a great onscreen authority figure for the Blue Brand and was a big part of its identity for the time she was (kayfabe) in charge.