Has there ever been a woman in the history of WWE that had fans talking about her boobs as much as Stephanie McMahon?
On the July 9, 2001 episode of Raw Is War, Stephanie reemerged in WWE — then known as the WWF, or World Wrestling Federation — with her breasts appearing to have been surgically enhanced, whether by design or otherwise, put the Divas’ plastic in the shade. Amidst speculation that she had her breasts enlarged, Stephanie revealed the following month that she did indeed get a boob job.
During an appearance on the New York-based radio show The Opie & Anthony Show on August 14, 2001, Stephanie said she underwent surgery the prior month, shortly before she became the on-screen owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). She added that her implants had become swollen and was massaging them on a regular basis for medical purposes. She revealed she’d never been hurt by a sign in the audience until she saw one that said her breasts sagged. Now, she said, they weren’t saggy anymore. She said she could finally look in the mirror and be happy with her appearance.
Linda McMahon addressed her daughter’s breast enlargement months later during an interview with WWF.com. After being broached on the subject, she replied, “My first concerns are always with health issues. Stephanie had thoroughly investigated the procedure, and she had answers to all the questions that I asked, and so I felt comfortable that if that was something that she wanted to do, then she should proceed, and she had my full support.”
On April 30, 2015, Chris Jericho brought his uncensored podcast to the WWE Network with Stephanie in the hot seat. While reminiscing on some memorable moments the two shared in WWE, Stephanie took the opportunity to explain her decision to get breast implants.
“Well there was a lot of people actually, ’cause I was reading all the Twitter comments about ten questions you should ask me and all that kind of stuff and there were a lot of naysayers in terms of my breast enhancement surgery, or augmentation, whatever you want to say. But what had happened was, at one point in time I was heavier and then I had lost some weight and I didn’t like the way I looked and I wasn’t confident in how I looked. And so it was my own personal decision to have that done and I was proud of what I did,” Stephanie said.
Stephanie’s boob job was acknowledged on the August 13, 2001 edition of Raw Is War by Jericho mocking the noticeable growth of her chest. On the TitanTron, Jericho had a video still of a non-enhanced Stephanie shown alongside a busty shot of her from the week before to reveal the difference. To add insult to injury, Jericho snarked at Stephanie, “It seems like our little billionaire princess sure has grown over the last year! Well, in two specific places at least! Talk about foreign objects — you wanna say let the bodies hit the floor? I would say let the boobies hit the floor!” Stephanie, now concealing her breasts with her arms, shouted, “I don’t know what you’re talking about Jericho! You must have some kind of an imagination!”
It was reported at thime in the Pro Wrestling Torch that when the topic of Stephanie’s boob job was mentioned in a semi-joking manner during a creative team meeting, Stephanie said that she would be happy to go along with the segment if the other writers believed it would elevate Jericho.
During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show on October 17, 2002, Stephanie revealed she underwent the procedure because she felt her boobs looked like “melted packets of butter.”
“I had boobs when I was heavier and I lost a lost a lot of weight and they were like melted packets of butter,” Stephanie said. “I just didn’t like the way they looked.”
Stephanie had also contemplated undergoing a second augmentation due to a recent weight loss that made her breasts smaller.