10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week (Feb 15)

9. Stephanie McMahon's Earliest Memory Involves George Steele

Ball-cutting, promo-smashing, heel supremo Stephanie McMahon was always destined to find a place in WWE eventually. As a young kid, she'd watch her mother and father run business, and she told Facebook's 3.5 Degrees that their work ethic always fascinated her. In the same interview, she revealed her first wrestling memory.

George "The Animal" Steele.

Steph remembers standing backstage at a WWF event when she was approx five years old. Suddenly, a group of children sprinted into the corridor screaming, and Stephanie wondered what was going on. Then, Steele ambled round the corner and she too was terrified of his hairy body, bald head, wild eyes and green tongue.

So, Steph did what any freaked-out kid would do and sought solace behind her father. Vince, for his part, couldn't stop laughing at George scaring all the kids, and he found it hilarious that his little girl was one of them.

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