World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon, who last week directly injected the company into his wife Linda’s Senate campaign in Connecticut, today announced a full-scale initiative he calls “Stand Up for WWE.” This campaign within the campaign, to be carried out online on social networks, attempts to engage WWE fans (known as “WWE Universe”) against unspecified negative and inaccurate attacks on the company during the Senate race.
Vince McMahon’s video announcement of “Stand Up for WWE” is at http://www.wwe.com/inside/standupforwwe/.
James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch comments at http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_44601.shtml:
It took a little while during Linda’s campaign for WWE to dust off the propaganda machine, but now it’s in full force. In the video, McMahon comes across like a dictator trying to rally support for his constituents in the face of mounting concern and criticism for his regime. During the message, McMahon did not address the so-called “attacks” against WWE or identify exactly what he was responding to. Quite frankly, to use a McMahonism, there is no defense against two decades of a mounting body count in pro wrestling, the “independent contractor” classification of WWE wrestlers, the lack of an off-season in WWE, and on and on it goes.