Report: Stephanie McMahon Furious About Raw Script Leak?

Sharon GlencrossContributor IApril 26, 2014

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In a story that garnered a great deal of attention from sites like Cageside Seats, ProWrestling.net, PWInsider and Wrestling Inc., the script for the April 14 edition of Monday Night Raw leaked online.

The script made for some compelling reading, sure. Insights into the WWE creative process usually are intriguing.

But ultimately, there were no huge revelations.

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CM Punk and AJ Lee, both of whom are absent right now, are apparently listed as "Injured/TBD." Regardless of his new babyface tendencies, Cesaro is still technically listed as a heel. The Miz and Summer Rae are off programming until mid-May filming future Oscar-winner The Marine 4: Moving Target for WWE Studios.

See? This is hardly earth-shattering stuff.

Despite this, though, it appears the leak has ruffled the feathers of some higher-ups in WWE, most notably Stephanie McMahon.

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In this week's (subscribers-only) F4W Newsletter, Bryan Alvarez mentions how irate the executive was over the exposed script: "Stephanie McMahon was not happy with the Raw script leaking online last week, to the point she was described as 'mad enough that she could beat Ronda Rousey in a UFC fight.'"

Alvarez also goes on to mention how the script ended up online in the first place: "My understanding is that paper scripts are no longer used in the office, so the script was likely just left behind in the arena. There was even a shoe print on it, and I don't see anyone thinking 'I should do that' as a misdirection."

So we can put this down to a simple mistake? Probably.

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Unless there is actually some mischievous figure in the shadows now leaking Raw scripts for their own amusement.

In which case, we can probably expect panicked members of WWE management to put together their own team of top detectives (CSI: Stamford, basically) in a bid to get to the bottom of things.

Spoiler: It was Vince McMahon all along!

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