Ringbelles Retro: Father v Daughter in WWE

Stephanie McMahon WWEOn Saturday, we posted an intergender match between Kirsty Love and Jigsaw. Well, for this weeks Retro, we’re posting another.

In the summer of 2003, Vince McMahon was in an angle where he was having an affair with the recently returned Sable – and his daughter, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon was none too happy about it. The two women fought at Vengeance in July with Sable getting the win after the GM was mown down by the A-Train (now Tensai). However, despite his new squeeze getting the upper hand, hostilities between father and daughter continued into the latter part of the year with Vince pressuring Stephanie to resign from the position he assigned to her the year before.

The developments which led right up the match began when Stephanie interrupted Vince presenting Brock Lesnar with the WWE Championship which he had won the previous week by beating Kurt Angle in an Iron Man Match to say that he would defend the belt against The Undertaker at No Mercy in October. Irritated, the big boss demanded that she call the match off, though she resisted, leading to Vince announcing that she would face his own daughter in an I Quit Match at the pay-per-view. The stipulation was later added that if Stephanie lost, she would also quit as GM – though the playing field was levelled somewhat when Vince’s wife Linda pressured her hubby into agreeing to reigning as WWE Chairman if he gave up – though he later also added that Stephanie could beat him via pinfall in order to throw her another lifeline.

I’m not joking when I say that I really like this match. It’s no CM Punk v Daniel Bryan as far as workrate is concerned, but the story is all there and it makes for an entertaining contest filled with great drama… and Linda McMahon’s crappy acting.


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