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Who should be in a Monday Night War chess set?

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WWE Queen: Stephanie McMahon

Like father, like Daughter; Stephanie McMahon was a major player during the Attitude Era and Monday Night War.
Like father, like Daughter; Stephanie McMahon was a major player during the Attitude Era and Monday Night War.

For WWE's queen, you need a piece that represents political power and the ability to adapt to almost any situation. You also need someone nearly equal to the King.

Stephanie McMahon fits into this role nicely, as the billion dollar princess of the WWE. Through both on screen roles and her backstage officiating duties, Stephanie has wielded an enormous amount of power in WWE since she was out of high school.

She is a near perfect fit for WWE's queen piece.

WCW Queen: Hollywood Hulk Hogan

Hollywood Hulk Hogan in WCW.
Hollywood Hulk Hogan in WCW.

First of all, the queen piece is often gender swapped in themed chess sets, so this isn't meant as an insult to the Hulkster. Rather, it's an acknowledgement that he was the number two figure in WCW during the Monday Night War.

Hulk Hogan wielded an enormous amount of power in WCW. Due to his influence, WCW began hiring established wrestling stars, much like Vince McMahon did during the 1980s in WWE. Hogan's belief that wrestlers under forty couldn't draw money was put to the test when WCW was flooded with talent like Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Paul Orndorff and Rick Martel.

The Queen is the most versatile piece on the board, simultaneously powerful and in need of protection. We can't think of a more apropos piece than Hollywood Hulk Hogan.


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