WWE defends itself against Linda McMahon’s Senate opponent

Sep 19, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

The Associated Press is carrying an article today about the WWE trying
to distance itself from the Attitude Era videos floating around everywhere
on the web and protecting Linda McMahon in her Senate election in the
process. “It’s being presented as today’s WWE,” said Brian Flinn, a WWE
spokesman, “and it does not represent our PG-family-friendly entertainment
of today.” The Senate race is getting ugly as expected and AP notes that
the Democrats have pumped $320,000 in ads into Chris Murphy’s campaign in
hopes of blunting McMahon’s momentum, who currently leads in polls. Her
opponents are also saying that WWE is trying to help Linda with her
election. “Chris Murphy’s implication or assertion that the WWE is
coordinating with Linda McMahon’s U.S. Senate is untrue, to do so is
unlawful,” the WWE said in a statement yesterday. During the last election
in 2010, WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon was furious at how the
Democrats used old WWE footage to discredit his wife Linda in the
campaign. In an interview with the AP, Vince McMahon said that these WWE
detractors conveniently left out the “soap opera elements” that lead up to
the controversial moments and failed to mention the evolution of WWE over
the past years, most notably the drug testing and improving the health of
its wrestlers.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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