Stephanie's current work needs to be appreciated
I mean, I have my problems with this angle in recent weeks. But Stephanie has been an absolute highlight. She's really nailing it right now, and it's great seeing her be this despicable character again. I mean, she had like 1-2 episodes as a super heel in 2005, but she wasn't around enough for it to really matter. And in the last 8 years, on the occasions she's been around it's been as either a face, or a mostly neutral character.
She hasn't been evil like this in a really long time....and it's the role she is best at.
I honestly didn't know she still had it. But she might be the strongest heel on the roster right now. She's just being so petty and really abusing her power. Like, HHH is making major heel moves within the framework what he sees as "best for business". Stephanie is merely doing whatever she wants to, to whoever pisses her off in the slightest. It's great. And she's killing it with her facial expressions when Big Show carries out her orders. Those are the little things that heels who get no heat (ADR, anyone?) just don't do, and the greats do and make memorable. That smirk as Show knocked out Dusty? Perfect.