Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon returned and confronted Kurt Angle
ALBANY, N.Y. — Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon has been conspicuous by her absence for almost two months, but she got right down to business during her unexpected return in Team Red's opening moments.
First, Stephanie seized control of Kurt Angle’s planned contract signing between Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey (a Superstar whom Stephanie claims to harbor no grudge against) under the pretense of providing “guidance” to the General Manager. She also had a few choice words for Roman Reigns, who crashed the confab and made it very clear that he still believes WWE management is trying to keep him away from the Universal Title.
However, an interrupting Kevin Owens inadvertently provided Stephanie with the opportunity to prove she wasn’t playing favorites: Even though the Commissioner maneuvered Owens into the qualifier Reigns had originally wanted last week, KO’s attempt to position himself as a corporate darling ended in disappointing fashion for the former Universal Champion when Stephanie placed him into an immediate match against Reigns.