Linda McMahon Is Not ‘Going to Fade into the Woodwork’ – Threat or Promise?

Linda McMahon, co-founder of a junk-entertainment death mill that has claimed the lives of scores of young men and women, vowed not to “fade into the woodwork” last night as she conceded a 100,000-vote, double-digit-percentage loss to Richard Blumenthal in the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut.

Well, let’s hope not. The biggest public service McMahon ever performed was the defiant decision she and husband Vince made to pour $50 million of their World Wrestling Entertainment wealth into a negatively driven bid for instant high elective office.

“It was a poorly run campaign,” summed up James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch (http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/caldwellstake/article_45002.shtml). “If I were McMahon, I would be asking for a refund, but the thing is this race was straight from the WWE Playbook of deny, deny, deny until people lose interest and can’t hold their noses any longer having to examine anything related to pro wrestling.”

Caldwell then raised the key question:

Will Richard Blumenthal follow up on his suggestion that he would recommend an investigation of WWE’s business practices if elected Senator?… The law of unintended consequences opened up WWE’s story for the world to see. For the health of the wrestlers and the overall wrestling business, it could be a good thing.

 

Irv Muchnick

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4 Responses to “Linda McMahon Is Not ‘Going to Fade into the Woodwork’ – Threat or Promise?”


  1. 1 JR November 3, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Further investigation could take place, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Now that Linda has lost the fuss will gradually die down, and Blumenthal as state Senator will have bigger fish to fry.

  2. 2 Chris Marullo November 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Hopefully Blumenthal will show some backbone and the investigation will continue. The problem is doing so makes him look like a sore winner. Being realistic, wrestling fans don’t care about wrestlers lives so why would the general public.

    Politicaly, what can McMahon still do? Leiberman’s seat comes up in either 2 or 4 years but I would assume the republican base would put up more obstacles in the primary if she ran for that office. If she did get the republican nomination, good luck unseating Leiberman.

    I doubt the McMahon’s would shoot for anything not on the national level so a state position probably doesn’t appeal to them. A house seat? Probably not enough prestige for the McMahons.

    One thing is for sure, Vince McMahon will be sure to take out his frustrations on the fans next Monday on RAW.

    • 3 JR November 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

      was this colossal failure not enough of a deterrent for the McMahons? How many more fruitless ventures are they willing to fritter away their riches on?

      As for Vince taking out his frustrations…I’ll find out first-hand as I shall be in attendance at next Monday’s show!

  3. 4 Scott Druyan November 3, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Very telling when exit polls show that 4 out of every 10 voters had a negative impression of WWE! Absolutely agree that the campaign was very poorly run and by accepting responsibility for the past and letting the people know that positive steps were being taken to ensure that our talents well being is first and foremost going forward. Nobody is denying the great charitable work WWE has done over the years and for that they should be applauded but when that is repeatedly put side by side against the backdrop of all the wrestler deaths it comes off as posturing and looking to improve an “image” they know full well is poor and in need of a major overhaul. The opportunity was there to atone for past sins but the “brashness” would not allow for that to occur, so opportunity squandered! As far as “Fading into the woodwork goes” Not likely!


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