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WWE defends itself against Linda McMahon’s Senate opponent

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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5 Responses

  1. Ali says:

    Why is the past off limits? She was in fact involved with the company as both management, and performer at one time! What fairy tale world is Vince McMahon living in where he doesn’t think a politician (especially a democrat) is gonna use this? C’mon Vinnie ya gotta have thick skin to make it in politics!

  2. Kevin says:

    That they are now running away from their own content because it doesn’t represent the WWE of today is ludicrous. Were it not for that very content, there would be no WWE of today. One would have to be an idiot to think of this as anything other than coordination between WWE and her campaign.

  3. eric says:

    I don’t care what the wwe says tbey are helping her and she should of thought about a future in government before being in certain angles back in the day wwe will always lie when it come to distancing itself from the past its all about linda your suppose to appreciate your past

  4. Scott says:

    I’d respect her more if she said “yeah, things were like that then, but we have changed our ways since then”

    Please Connecticut, don’t vote for her

  5. dave says:

    Let’s get the video highlights of the build up to Mania X7. Linda’s ‘comatose’ state, Vince’s affair with Trish followed by Vince v Shane at Mania, etc…

    You can’t censor my memory Vince. Hypocritical simpleton. As capricious and senile as they say if this is true.

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