Stephanie McMahon spoke to Fortune at their most Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, California on Wednesday. Highlights are as follows:
Vince McMahon receiving death threats:
He was invading their territories, and getting better television coverage. He thought he had the better product, and ultimately, he did, and they didn’t take to kindly to that. He told me a great story about a threat from a notorious gangster and being in this room, this old hotel, with the dark wooden panel walls and this big oversized man with a very unattractive face. He was threatening my Dad’s life and my Dad was willing to stand up to him and all these different people to make his dreams come true.
WWE’s influence on social media:
We trend on Twitter 52 weeks a year. We’re the No. 1 sports channel on YouTube, with 12 billion views a year.
Why her memoir was postponed after it was scheduled to be released in October:
I’m personally reassessing. It was originally supposed to be a memoir. But as the first book from my family, it needed to be so much more. I want to make it bigger and better. I gotta tell my family’s story.
Stephanie also discussed the appeal of wrestling and storytelling. You can check out the interview here.