Lawmakers wonder why wrestling isn’t regulated like mixed martial arts
Brian Lockhart / Hearst newspapers
One is considered a sport, the other scripted entertainment.
But an effort to regulate mixed martial arts competitions in Connecticut has some state lawmakers wondering why they are not also requiring more oversight of professional wrestling, an industry dominated for years by Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment.
“I know some people do want to look at that,” said Sen. Eileen Daily, D-Westbrook, a vice chairman of the Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee.