Stephanie McMahon is writing a book on growing up in WWE, and earlier today she took to Twitter to ask fans who she's slapped the hardest during her illustrious career:
It's arguable that "the slap" is my character's finishing maneuver. Who do you think was hit the worst? #StephBookhttps://t.co/rXuSEYY8Pn— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) May 18, 2016
My first thought was Batista and thankfully he weighed in with a complaint many pundits and fans have expressed re: the Billionaire Princess slapping male performers:
Plus it helps to get guys over! And it builds a great angle for when you get your receipt it looks good I tried! https://t.co/m4zlY9BzeJ— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) May 18, 2016
The idea, of course, is that Stephanie, as a heel, should only be slapping a babyface star if she will eventually get her comeuppance from said babyface star. But when said babyface star is a man, that can't happen. It's just the boss literally slapping down an underling, and then everyone moves on.
Yes, it is really dumb.
Thankfully, Batista is in a position to call it out for as much, and we all get to laugh at Big Dave throwing shade at his former employers along the way.