WWE: Why Stephanie McMahon Should Make a Full-Time Return

Erik Beaston@@ErikBeastonFeatured ColumnistAugust 18, 2012

Photo Credit: WWE.com
Photo Credit: WWE.com

There is a place for Stephanie McMahon in today’s WWE.

Unfortunately, it is not as the Paul Heyman-abusing wife of Triple H. It is understandable why she was given that role considering The Game’s role as a babyface in the upcoming SummerSlam match against Brock Lesnar.

However, the recent events surrounding on-air authority figures should be the emphasis for a full-time return to WWE television for the Billion Dollar Princess.

Over the course of the last year, on-screen power over World Wrestling Entertainment has gone from Mr. McMahon, to Triple H, to John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long, to just Laurinaitis, to AJ Lee and Booker T.

Imagine for a moment that you are the daughter of the billionaire owner of WWE and you have been passed over and forced to watch everyone from the stooge that is Johnny Ace to your own husband assume power of your family’s empire. Would that be okay with you?

Stephanie McMahon could easily return to television as the vengeful daughter who has been overlooked by her own father for the general manager’s position on Raw or the CEO job given to Triple H.

Imagine the rivalry between the boss’ daughter and current Raw general manager, AJ Lee, a power struggle over the control of WWE’s flagship program.

The spoiled “daddy’s girl” could not only help elevate AJ to the next level as a performer, it would give fans a rivalry between two strong female characters unlike any they have seen since the golden days of Trish Stratus and Lita.

Stephanie could also return to feud with her husband, jealous of the fact that the Board of Directors thought he was a better candidate to run the company after her father than she was. Stephanie could even recruit a younger superstar to do her bidding against the King of Kings.

There is a considerable lack of star power in today’s WWE. That is something that has been covered, re-covered and beaten into the ground on numerous occasions.

So if you have a star of the Attitude Era, who fans most definitely react to either way and who can create a buzz about the show that has been missing for a bit, why not utilize her to the best of her abilities?

It is not as if she is going to pick up and leave anytime soon, unlike the movie stars or Ultimate Fighters the company has brought back in recent months.

Most of the above can be considered to be little more than “armchair booking.” But if a writer for Bleacher Report can come up with two ideas for a Stephanie McMahon return to WWE television, one has to wonder why the company’s crack creative team cannot.