WWE's Jen Pepperman made news recently when she won a Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Directing in a Digital Drama Series for "After Forever." However, that win may have garnered her some heat backstage among some.
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Fightful Select was told that during Monday's WWE Production meeting, Pepperman actually brought her Daytime Emmy award and placed it on the table in front of her. Those we spoke to called the move "blind arrogance," and was seen walking around backstage after the production meeting with the Emmy. Several members of the team "zinged" her about the gesture, but she thought they were all joking in regards to it. In addition, it was said that she flew commercial with her Emmy accompanying her.
Several WWE Superstars congratulated Pepperman on her win, and we're told she's generally well liked by staff, the team, and the roster. Considering WWE has never managed to win an Emmy Award, the move was said to gain immediate heat backstage, though she seemed oblivious to it, with one person we followed up with suggesting that she may have just been on "cloud nine" to the point she didn't notice.
Another person in the company we spoke to noted that Pepperman is well-known as a nice person and easy to work with, but could see that the move would stir up jealousy or heat from others.