Stephanie McMahon Says Fans Determine Who Becomes A Star

We have the power. Stephanie McMahon is never one to back away from an interview. She can be heard talking to various outlets almost all the time and a lot of those are about business strategy. These are often about how WWE listens to its fans, which can provide some very interesting ways of looking at things.

McMahon was recently interviewed by, which focuses on how WWE grows by learning from its fans. The article talks about how WWE learns what its fans want in real time and the importance of NXT, which is said to be what determines who makes it to the next level. Here are some quotes:

“We’re taking feedback in real time.”


“Our audience is actually determining who makes it to the next level—and they know it.”

“Our audience tells us what they love, what they don’t like, and—worst—what they don’t care about.”

You can read the full article here.

Here’s McMahon at one of those events that the fans wanted:

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Opinion: McMahon isn’t wrong that the fans often dictate what happens, but I don’t know how many people would actually believe that’s all that matters. There are several factors to what goes into WWE programming, many of which we would probably never think of nor care about. We’ve heard this mentality for years and in those same years, we’ve also had discussions about how fans are never listened to. There’s a middle ground for sure, and that’s where we’ve always lived.

What do you think of McMahon’s comments? Does WWE listen to its fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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