I would like to kick off the "How Long Will Steph Be Gone?" pool by taking the Raw 3 weeks from now as my guess on her return. And this time, she brings Shane with her. Why? Who knows, who cares? Logic is not a prerequisite for the actions of McMahons.
"You used it to shove your miserable daughter down our throats week in and week out...not anymore!" - Ric Flair gives me hope, Raw 3/18/02
Unfortunately, this is so very, very true. I agree that Stephanie will be back within three months or so, but I don't think she'll go to RAW-- she'll be on SmackDown. Makes more sense, seeing as how Vince is more likely to welcome her back than Flair is.
Damn, I forgot-- this is the WWF. Logic need not apply, and seldom does.
“If my answers frighten you, Vince, then perhaps you should cease asking scary questions.”
--Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Pulp Fiction
You have to admit, Steph bumped like a mad woman last night. and I loved the way she tried to pin them both in a row. i don't hate her like the rest of you do, but I can agree that the screeching had to stop.
"My parents said I could be anything, so I became an ASSHOLE!"
Yes, she did take some impressive bumps for a non-wrestler, and her struggle to get away from the security was funny as hell. I was hoping a whole group of wrestlers would come out to carry her away in retaliation for all of the TV time she took.
I too am glad that Stephanie is gone, if only because there is much for her to do with the writing. I can't believe that there isn't a second writing team in place, so SMH is going to have to work twice as hard.
But she could easily be brought back sooner rather than later. Who really made the rule that she would have to leave, Triple H? Flair? The Bored of Directors? It is so open-ended that Steph could be brought back at any time.
That being said, I really believe that we won't see Stephanie for a while. She needs to focus on the writing, and I see her not coming back for at least 6 months. Right now I would predict a Survivor Series return with Shane.
And finally, major kudos to Miss McMahon for taking so many bumps last night without popping out of that ugly outfit even once. I'm kinda gonna miss the free butt and breast shots...sniff...oh well. Somehow I think that I will survive (watch for me to be the first poster to start a WE WANT STEPH BACK thread, which is currently scheduled for May 4'th).
There's a difference between when the WWF catered to Steve Austin and when they cater to HHH: Business was up when they pushed Austin to the moon. The fans (at least, the majority of them) ASKED for Steve Austin to win all the time.