Stephanie McMahon marries Triple H.

Vince Russo reveals the original plan for Test and Stephanie McMahon's wedding storyline in 1999

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Back in 1999, Stephanie McMahon became caught in the middle of an on-screen love triangle with Test and Triple H. 

The storyline began at Summerslam of that year when Test competed in a "Love her or Leave her" match with Shane McMahon, fighting to win her brother's blessing over their relationship. 

Test beat Shane, which led to an engagement between him and Stephanie, played out on WWE TV. 

In a classic Attitude Era storyline, The British Bulldog later hit Stephanie with a trash can, causing her to develop amnesia.

The wedding plans went ahead, and on their big day, Test defeated Triple H, who then revealed that he drugged Stephanie and took her to get married in Las Vegas. 

Stephanie turned on Test aligned herself with Triple H, beginning an era of McMahon-Helmsley domination in the company that lasted almost two years. 

It's remembered as one of the best storylines from that year, but according to former WWE writer Vince Russo, the original plans were quite different. 

Speaking during his recent podcast, Russo revealed that the story he and fellow writer Ed Ferrara had before the pair left for WCW. 


In their version, Test was the one that turned heel, standing up his wife-to-be at the altar.

"Ed [Ferrara] and I knew all along where we were going with the Stephanie-Test storyline," said Russo, per NoDQ

"It was never in question. Our plan all along was for Test to stand her up at the altar. That was the plan, and we were going to make Test a heel.

"And Test was gonna have an issue with Shane, and the whole family. That’s where we were going. We never wrote a story [that] we didn’t know where the thing was going."

Although the outcome of the two stories would likely have been similar - in the sense that Stephanie would have ultimately aligned with Triple H, it's interesting to see how different the original plans were. 

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In fact, Test did turn heel a few months later in 2000, forming a tag-team with Albert and the pair became known as T & A, managed by Trish Stratus.

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