Ex-WWE writer explains why there was no mugshot of Stephanie McMahon when she was arrested

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If you think back to the summer of 2014, you may remember the feud between The Bella Twins and Stephanie McMahon.

Brie Bella was riding on the success of her husband, Daniel Bryan, who had relinquished the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by order of The Authority in an ultimatum of either give up the title, or Brie loses her job.

Defending her husband's honour, Brie quit her job but continued to annoy Vince's daughter by attending WWE events and arguing or slapping her. This started a feud between the two which culminated in a SummerSlam match where Brie's sister Nikki turned heel, helping Stephanie win.


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According to Wrestling Inc, during the Brie vs Stephanie feud, an idea was pitched by a former WWE writer Kevin Ecks for Stephanie to have a mugshot when she was arrested for slapping Brie, similar to what we have just seen happen to Vince McMahon last week on Raw. However, despite Vince loving the idea, it was shot down by Triple H.

Ecks said: "Vince loved it. In fact, I think I may have gotten one of his "that's good thinking" figurative pats on the back. However, when the creative team ran the angle by Triple H, he didn't care for any of it, and he especially hated the mug shot idea.

"His reasoning was that the faux mug shot of his wife would exist forever in cyberspace, and therefore if someone did a Google search on Stephanie and the photo popped up, people might think she had actually been arrested, which could be detrimental to her career as WWE's Chief Brand Officer."

You can see Triple H's reasoning, but the majority of people know WWE is scripted and that it isn't a real arrest. I guarantee you companies won't stop investing in the WWE due to Vince being 'arrested' last week.

The Game just has the best interest of the company in mind for the future. It could have taken the feud to new heights and become the Divas Revolution the WWE has been looking for, but now we'll never know how much of an effect it could have had.

Should the WWE have gone ahead with the Stephanie McMahon Mugshot storyline? Or do you agree with Triple H? Have your say and leave a comment below...

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