As noted, Stephanie McMahon was in Abu Dhabi for the Special Olympics World Games this week. During her visit, the WWE executive and on-air performer spoke with the folks from The National for two interviews. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On women possibly headlining WrestleMania 35 this year: “It would mean more to me then I could describe for our women to be the main event at WrestleMania. Charlotte, Ronda and Becky could do it this year. There is so much momentum behind the story. They are so incredibly talented. I know they would deliver. But what I will say is that I hope it is the first of many.”
On Roman Reigns’ recent return following his battle with leukemia: “Roman overcoming leukemia and announcing he had leukemia and sharing it with the world has been transformational for him as a person and in a way was transformational for the audience. It really brings full circle what life is all about and what is the most important thing in life and that is love. Roman talked about all the support that he got from the WWE Universe and how much it meant to him and now what he wants to do is use the WWE’s platform and use his celebrity to give back to others who are also fighting. It is an amazing story. It is a true story. And I think Roman is going to be able to do amazing things.”
On WWE Superstars not being forced, but rather volunteering, to make special appearances at WWE Community efforts, such as the Special Olympics World Games: “It is not a part of their contractual obligations to do this work. They do it because they love it. I have had so many of our wrestlers say that it is the best part of their jobs when they get to go into the community. To see them interact with the Special Olympics athletes, the way they hug each other, and the inspiration they draw from one another — it is a very special relationship.”