Stephanie McMahon reveals what she looks for in a WWE Superstar.
Over the last 20 years, Stephanie McMahon has held many roles in WWE. From on-air performer to the head of creative and beyond, Stephanie McMahon is in tune with what WWE
In a new interview with Sports Illustrated meant to hype the upcoming return to touring for WWE, Stephanie McMahon reveals what she looks for when assessing potential new WWE Superstars. For Stephanie, much like her father in decades prior, she looks for the “it factor,” That ever-present, yet hard-to-define quality.
“For me, I look for that connection, that charisma,” says McMahon, is that constant connection with the crowd. “When it comes to that x-factor, you either feel it from someone or you don’t. They can be unpolished or show a lot of proclivity toward being able to do it, but if they don’t have that ‘it factor,’ or can’t connect with the audience, they won’t be able to make it to the top.”
WWE will host a tryout in Las Vegas during the week of SummerSlam 2021. For Stephanie, the event represents a return to normalcy and a first time ever as SummerSlam runs in an NFL stadium. Stephanie, ever the promoter, continues to tease big surprises for the event.
“SummerSlam is special,” McMahon says. “It’s the first time we’re going to an NFL stadium [for SummerSlam], and it’s only the second time we’ve ever been in a stadium. It’s about bringing people together and celebrating these huge moments. This will be our biggest pay-per-view with full capacity [since Elimination Chamber in March 2020], and we can’t wait to show off our surprises, too.”
She added, “This is more than welcome back; it’s welcome home. People from all over the world are coming back together, and I can’t wait to feel their energy, and hear the loud cheers and boos, and be overwhelmed by that shock and awe. I can’t wait to have everybody back and overdeliver on expectations.”
Learn more about the Las Vegas WWE tryouts at this link.