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Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) creative writer Kevin Eck had his say on why Stephanie McMahon’s mug shot was kept under wraps by the company even though his father’s one was shown on live television.

WWE’s flagship show RAW saw the character of Vince McMahon getting arrested after laying his hands on a detective from the New York City Police Department last week. Later in the show a mug shot was released of the company’s chairman. The incident brought back memories of 2014 when Vince’s daughter Stephanie McMahon was arrested in a similar fashion on the show.

The incident arose when Stephanie threatened on firing Brie Bella from the company unless her husband Daniel Bryan surrendered his WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Payback pay-per-view. Brie then went on to slap Stephanie in the face before leaving the event. This led to Stephanie taking revenge by putting Brie’s sister Nikki Bella in a series of handicap matches in the following weeks on RAW.

On July 21, 2014 episode of RAW, Brie eventually returned to WWE television and seated amongst the crowd to support her sister Nikki. In the events which followed, she got into an argument with Stephanie, got slapped in the process and was asked to leave the ringside. Later in the show, Stephanie was arrested for physical assault.

While both the events are quite similar, there is one major difference. WWE did not release a mug shot of Stephanie afterwards. Kevin Eck was on the WWE’s creative team in 2014 and has shared the reason behind the decision on his latest blog.

"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." Eck stated on his blog.

“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.”

Triple H informed Vince regarding his concern and the chairman axed the idea.