Stephanie McMahon was honored with the Women In Toys Changemaker Award this year at the New York Toy Fair.
In her speech, Stephanie revealed that it was her mom, Linda, who first came up with the idea that WWE superstars should be immortalized as action figures.
"I have been working in WWE since I was eight years old. I was a child model. You can look it up, it was pretty embarrassing. I did not get paid, but I did start working then. My mom was the CEO of our company. For me, I think it's pretty important because I always had her as my example. I always just assumed women belonged at the top of the business and assumed they should be CEO. It was actually my mom, when she saw my brother playing with GI Joes, who had the idea, 'Wow, we should have a licensing business for WWE. I think our superstars would make great action figures,'" recalled Stephanie.
WWE is currently partnered with Mattel for action figures. The partnership began in 2010. WWE first partnered with LJN in 1984.
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