Stephanie McMahon is arrested and carted off to jail during an episode of Raw in 2014.
The mug shot of a disheveled, wild-eyed Vince McMahon was one of the most entertaining aspects of the angle on Raw last night in which the WWE Chairman was arrested.
It's an aspect that was missing when a similar angle involving Stephanie McMahon took place on Raw last year.
So why was there no mug shot of a snarling, crying Stephanie, you ask?
Because Triple H wouldn't allow it.
I was among the WWE creative writers who discussed ideas with Vince regarding the episode in which Stephanie would get arrested, and I was the one who suggested that we take a mug shot of Stephanie and show it on the broadcast.
Vince loved it. In fact, I think I may have gotten one of his "that's good thinking" figurative pats on the back.
However, when the creative team ran the angle by Triple H, he didn't care for any of it, and he especially hated the mug shot idea.
His reasoning was that the faux mug shot of his wife would exist forever in cyberspace, and therefore if someone did a Google search on Stephanie and the photo popped up, people might think she had actually been arrested, which could be detrimental to her career as WWE's Chief Brand Officer.
Hopefully, no one will ever Google "Stephanie McMahon on Howard Stern 2002" or "Triple H and necrophilia."
Anyway, Triple H stated his case to Vince, and Vince nixed the mug shot.
Apparently, Vince had no such concerns last night about his own mug shot .
In all fairness, however, Triple H may have had a good point. According to TMZ, the NYPD fielded a number of calls last night regarding Vince's arrest.
So, at least for some people, it's still real to them, dammit.