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  • Former WWE superstar Chyna dies at 45

    04/21/2016 6:13:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 4-21-2016 | FoxNews
    Former WWE superstar Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, has died at the age of 45, her manager said in a statement on Twitter early Thursday. The immediate cause of death was unknown. Laurer’s manager told Pro Wrestling Sheet that she was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif. home Wednesday and that she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation. It’s unclear if her medications played a part in her death, but TMZ reported that authorities are investigating her death as a possible overdose. “She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and...
  • [ You Tube February 25, 2013 ] WWE interview request for Glenn Beck

    03/04/2016 7:00:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 25, 2013 | WWE
    WWE attempts to obtain an interview from Glenn Beck.
  • Pro Wrestler Axl Rotten Died From Heroin Overdose, Medical Examiner Says

    02/17/2016 12:20:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    The ^ | 2/16/16 | Tony Maglio
    Police found Brian Knighton’s unresponsive body in a Linthicum, Md., McDonald’s bathroom Professional wrestler Axl Rotten — real name Brian Knighton — died earlier this month from a heroin overdose, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore told TheWrap on Wednesday. Police had suspected heroin use, due to the discovery of a “brownish” substance in an unmarked pill bottle found alongside Knighton’s unconscious and unresponsive body in a Linthicum, Md., McDonald’s bathroom. Additionally, Knighton had placed drug paraphernalia and a broken burnt tablespoon with a “crystalline residue” on the restroom’s infant changing table. Knighton was pronounced dead at...
  • Report: WWE suspends Titus O'Neil 90 days for grabbing Vince McMahon

    02/10/2016 11:04:29 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/10/16 | Jimmy Traina
    Don't cross the boss. That seems to be the message WWE principal owner Vince McMahon is sending to his roster in a bizarre decision about one of its superstars. McMahon has reportedly suspended Titus O'Neil for 90 days because O'Neil playfully grabbed McMahon's arm while he was walking backstage after Daniel Bryan's retirement ceremony on this week's "Monday Night Raw." The punishment seems stranger considering 1) the incident did not take place during the live broadcast on the USA Network and was only seen by those tuning into the WWE Network after the show, and 2) O'Neill does more charity...
  • Former WWF star 'Iron' Mike Sharpe passes away (professional wrestler)

    01/18/2016 1:34:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Mike Johnson
    We are sad to report that former WWF star "Iron" Mike Sharpe passed away over the weekend in Hamilton, Ontario. Sharpe, 64, was said to have been found in his apartment. We are told that he had been dealing with a number of health issues in recent years. Sharpe, a second generation talent, was best known for his long run with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, where he was billed as "Canada's Greatest Athlete" and was a recurring performer for the company, losing TV and undercard matches on live events. Working heel, Sharpe consistently wore a leather band...
  • FBI: Officials taking report about ISIS threat seriously at Philips Arena

    11/21/2015 11:22:45 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    wsbtv ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | No Attribution
    News that they are taking seriously a report about an ISIS threat at a WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta on Sunday.
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged with 1983 murder of girlfriend

    09/02/2015 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Boogieman · 6 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | 9/2/15 | Associated Press
    Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a grand jury investigation into the death of Nancy Argentino, 23, of New York. Snuka, who had been at a World Wrestling Federation taping at the Allentown Fairgrounds, told police shortly after Argentino's death that he had returned to the couple's Whitehall Township hotel room to find her unresponsive in bed. She was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later. An autopsy determined she...
  • WWE great Jimmy Snuka charged in cold-case murder of girlfriend

    09/01/2015 1:04:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Zach Braziller
    Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the popular WWE star, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, according to The Morning Call. Nancy Argentino died on May 10, 1983, and Snuka was the only person of interest at the time, yet he was never charged. The case was reopened last year after a new autopsy report emerged, The Morning Call reported last year, and it was labeled a homicide. According to records, the 72-year-old Snuka – who is suffering from stomach cancer — returned to his Pennsylvania motel room after a wrestling show...
  • Hulk Hogan -- I Still Love WWE ... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

    08/30/2015 9:52:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 29, 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Two interesting comments from Hulk Hogan -- he's NOT mad with the WWE for cutting ties with him over the N-word ... and says he wants to make America great again, by running with Donald Trump!!!!

    08/18/2015 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 8/17/15 | Matt Yoder
    Jon Stewart is taking his talents to the squared circle. After retiring from The Daily Show, Stewart has been named as host of the WWE pay per view extravaganza SummerSlam this Sunday from Brooklyn. Stewart is one of the biggest celebrity WWE fans there is and was a guest on an episode of Monday Night Raw earlier this year. In other words, he actually knows a thing or two about the product....
  • Pro wrestler Roddy Piper dead at 61: report

    07/31/2015 3:20:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 66 replies
    .nydailynews. ^ | July 31, 2015, 6:18 PM
    Legendary wrestling champion Roddy Piper has reportedly died at the age of 61. The WWE Hall of Famer died in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free. Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair watches from outside the ring as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes by Piper in 2009. Previous Next HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair (seen outside the ring) looks on as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes...
  • 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Donald Trump

    07/25/2015 3:34:50 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 7 replies
    Quite the resume
  • Hulk Hogan fired by WWE as he admits to racist n-word tirade

    07/25/2015 8:37:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 35 replies
    Hogan was caught on tape ranting about sex life of daughter Brooke, 27 In 2007 tape he said: 'if she was going to f**k some n****r, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars' Just before tape surfaced publicly on Friday, WWE cut all ties with Hogan Wrestler apologized and admitted tape was 'offensive' and 'unacceptable' WWE has terminated its contract with Hulk Hogan after an audio tape emerged of him launching a racist tirade littered with the n-word complaining about his daughter's sex life. The 61-year-old pro wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea,...
  • Has Hulk Hogan been booted out of WWE after racist rant? Sex tape wrestler pulled from website

    07/24/2015 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 6 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alistair McGeorge
    Hulk Hogan appears to be gone from WWE after all references to him were sensationally removed from their website. As well as his profile in the alumni section, all his merchandise has been pulled from the online store - certainly making it look like his time with the company has come to an end. There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a "racial tirade", although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as "a rumour going round". An audio clip has surfaced online...
  • Jon Stewart calls out WWE's Seth Rollins after 'Daily Show' slam

    02/24/2015 3:28:56 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/20/15
    Forget Brian Williams' anchor seat on "NBC Nightly News." Jon Stewart appears to be the bigger target as he prepares to exit "The Daily Show." Stewart, get ready to take on WWE Superstar Seth Rollins. The back-and-forth began when Rollins declared on "RAW" that he could do anything — even become President, or take over for Stewart on "The Daily Show" ... "and make that thing actually watchable." Ooh, burn. Stewart, not one to back down in a fight, took up the gauntlet and responded with his own promo. Check it out. Did you hear that, Rollins? One-hundred and sixty...
  • Jon Stewart calls out WWE wrestler Seth Rollins: 'This is the biggest mistake you ever made'

    02/19/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill Hanstock
    Monday night on RAW, WWE Superstar and current Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, took some shots at Jon Stewart, calling The Daily Show "unwatchable." Bad move, Seth. Now Stewart (a massive wrestling fan) has fired back in this pitch-perfect A-plus promo.
  • Former WWE Star Jimmy Del Ray Passes Away (professional wrestler)

    12/08/2014 8:52:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Wrestling Inc ^ | December 7, 2014 | Daniel Pena
    David Ferrier, who is best known for his appearances in the early 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as one-half of the Heavenly Bodies as "Gigolo" Jimmy Del Ray, has passed away. has confirmed that Ferrier died Saturday night following what is believed to have been a heart attack. He was 52-years-old.
  • From WWF legend to double amputee living on disability: Kamala the Ugandan Giant's tragic tumble

    11/20/2014 6:34:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A WWF legend who once wrestled headliners like Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant is now a double amputee living in poverty in rural Mississippi. Now all James Harris, who rose to fame as Kamala the Ugandan Giant in the 1980s, has left from those days as a pro wrestler on the national stage are his memories. And with his continued optimism in the face of nightly dialysis, a tragic family story and mounting bills to pay, Harris hopes to put those memories down on paper in an autobiography called Kamala Speaks.
  • Flying Monkey Poster Armada Precedes Hillary visit

    10/18/2014 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A politically conservative Los Angeles street artist is papering a strip of Tinseltown this week with Oz-like flying monkeys bearing "Hillary 2016" signs, just ahead of a Hillary Clinton-headlined fundraiser, the Hollywood Reporter reports. SABO, the guerrilla tagger and online commentator behind "Abortion Barbie" and a twerking Nancy Pelosi, has festooned the Brentwood neighborhood around the posh Tavern restaurant with wall posters and hanging cutouts of the winged, pro-Hillary primates.
  • WWE : Top 10 wealthiest professional wrestlers of all-time

    04/13/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 35 replies
    Fansided ^ | JAN 14TH, 2014 | JACK JORGENSEN
    No matter what your views of the professional wrestling industry may be, one point that cannot be argued is that if you are good enough at it, you will make quite the nice living for yourself. Now that doesn’t just mean inside the ring. No. With your growing popularity in the ring comes other opportunities outside of it, especially on the Hollywood scene. So, have you ever wondered who the wealthiest professional wrestlers of all time are? If you have, then lucky for you that has compiled the list of the Top 10 wealthiest men that have ever stepped...
  • Connecticut Republicans applaud Jeb & McMahon gets award

    04/12/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    Republicans, to be seen as a young and dynamic political party, must present a positive agenda that restores opportunity for social mobility and reforms the nation's immigration policies, former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday. Bush, appearing at a major fundraiser named after his late grandfather U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, received loud applause from the crowd of nearly 800 Connecticut Republicans for his immigration reform stance.
  • WWE The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54

    04/08/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/9/2014 | Self
    WWE Wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died.
  • Wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka named a person of interest in mysterious, 1983 death of his former..

    01/29/2014 8:13:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2014 | Staff
    A Pennsylvania district attorney announced Monday that he is convening a grand jury to investigate the mysterious, 1983 death of Nancy Argentino - and her one-time boyfriend, former professional wrestling superstar 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka, is named as a person of interest in the then-23-year-old's tragic death. The investigation into Argentino's death has remained open for more than 30 years, which means it was never determined whether her death was a murder or just an unfortunate accident - even though the coroner at the time found that, 'upon viewing the body and speaking to the pathologist, I immediately suspected foul play...
  • WWE star Darren Young shocks cameraman, reveals he is gay

    08/15/2013 7:59:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2013
    WWE star Darren Young gave a TMZ cameraman the shock of his life. During a standard interview at Los Angeles Airport LAX, the cameraman began quizzing Young about his opinions about gay wrestlers, asking if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE.”
  • WWE Smackdown Wrestler Embarrasses Himself While Punching Dummy MMA Style

    07/15/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark. On July 10, HLN After Dark Host Vinnie Politan invited a black guest named David Otunga, a WWE Smackdown wrestler, to discuss the George Zimmerman trial. Otunga made a fool out of himself trying to disprove Zimmerman’s claim that he shot 17-year-old Martin out of self-defense. Politan told viewers that he and Otunga...
  • WWE superstars bring joy to those serving overseas

    06/29/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Denver Post/American homecomings ^ | 6-16-2013 | Michael Bellmore
    Paul Wight is better known as “Big Show”, who is a 7-foot tall and 440 pound wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), America’s ubiquitous wrestling organization based in Stamford, Conn. When he takes trips overseas to visit soldiers with the USO in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boosts his personal morale. Seeing young men and women in uniform – “heroes”, he said – is an inspiration. He goes overseas to bring joy to service members, and when he comes back he arrives with a glint in his eye. That’s his vacation time.
  • WWE Hall of Fame 2013: Date, TV Schedule, Inductees, Snubs, Highlights and More

    04/03/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | April 3, 2013 | Donald Wood
    The hype around WrestleMania 29 is enough to get casual and hardcore wrestling fans alike excited about the weekend in New York City, but the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and the class being inducted makes this event even more special. There is no doubt that this is the most decorated group of stars to enter the Hall of Fame at the same time, and this could easily go down as the greatest ceremony in the history of the WWE.Where: Madison Square Garden, New York CityWhen: Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. ETWatch: The 2013 ceremony will not be aired...
  • WWE says William Moody, aka Paul Bearer, has died

    03/07/2013 7:42:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-6-13 | Dan Gelston
    William Moody, better known to pro wrestling fans as Paul Bearer, the pasty-faced, urn-carrying manager for performers The Undertaker and Kane, has died, the WWE said. He was 58. A spokesman for the wrestling company said Moody's family notified the WWE of his death on Tuesday. No cause was released. After stints in various independent wrestling promotions, Moody joined the WWE in 1990 and quickly became associated with The Undertaker, a character who claimed he was undead and boasted of mystical powers. The WWE said in a statement that Moody, "went on to become a memorable part of WWE over...
  • Wrestling Legend Pal Bearer dies at the age of 58

    03/05/2013 9:40:11 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 16 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 5 2013 | Staff
    Paul Bearer -- the spooky WWE manager who helped introduce The Undertaker -- died Tuesday evening at the age of 58 ... this according to the WWE. Bearer -- real name "Bill" Moody -- joined the WWE in 1990 ... playing the role of a creepy funeral director who managed various wrestling stars ... including Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind. The details surrounding Bearer's death are unclear -- but he reportedly suffered from serious health problems over the past decade ... including morbid obesity and gallbladder issues.
  • Glenn Beck slams WWE stars as 'stupid wrestling people' — whines characters 'demonizing' Tea Party

    02/26/2013 9:15:54 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/13 | ANTHONY SULLA-HEFFINGER
    Glenn Beck and the WWE are going toe-to-toe in a war of words. The political commentator, who used to host a show on Fox News, called out the wildly popular wrestling organization last week, referring to the entertainers as “stupid wrestling people.” Beck’s comments were referring to the ongoing storyline between Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio. Swagger, who has enlisted the help of Zeb Colter, another character in the WWE, is feuding with Del Rio heading into Wrestlemania 29, where the two will square off for the World Heavyweight Championship. Beck is claiming that Swagger and Colter’s characters are...
  • WWE Invites Glenn Beck To Appear On Their Monday Night Raw Show

    02/22/2013 11:48:26 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 1 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/22/2013
    Beck responded on his Blaze TV program, ripping the WWE for creating a “stereotype of a conservative that I’ve never met” and calling Linda McMahon a “progressive Republican that we worry about”. McMahon is the former CEO of the WWE and helped current Chairman and CEO of the WWE, her husband Vince McMahon, manage their wrestling empire. Now the WWE has responded by officially inviting Glenn Beck to appear on their primetime Monday night wrestling show, Raw. Here is the WWE press release: WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live...
  • Bob Backlund Named 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (along with Mick Foley)

    01/22/2013 11:40:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Bob Backlund has been named as the next entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame... He joins Mick Foley in the Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
  • Wrestler Brad Armstrong passes away

    11/01/2012 10:53:00 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    wwe ^ | 1 November 2012
    WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Brad Armstrong, 51, one of four sons of “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Brad Armstrong last participated in the ring for the ECW brand in 2006. WWE understands that Brad saw his physician last week for a medical issue and was found unresponsive this morning. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to the entire Armstrong family.
  • WWE and John Cena Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    09/16/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    WWE via Yahoo! Finance ^ | 16 September 2012
    WWE® and John Cena® Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (WWE) today announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure featuring WWE Superstar John Cena co-branded, pink and black ring gear, which will be debuted at tonight’s Night of Champions pay-per-view event in Boston. Cena will wear the Special Edition gear through October in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Fans can purchase the merchandise, including co-branded hats, t-shirts, headbands and wristbands, at live events and online at, and WWE will donate 100 percent of its profits (at least 30...
  • Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch Arrested 3 Times in 3 Days

    09/14/2012 3:13:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 14, 2012
    Former WWE Diva Tammy Sytch -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was arrested THREE times in THREE days ... each arrest for "crimes related to domestic violence" ... TMZ has learned.
  • Jerry Lawler suffers heart attack during live 'Monday Night Raw'

    09/11/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/11/12 | Houston Mitchell
    Commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal. Midway through the match, the commentary suddenly stopped and snoring sounds could be heard. In the background of one TV shot, Lawler could be briefly glimpsed slumping over in his chair as several people in the stands turn their attention to the announcers' table. Medical personnel at ringside immediately started CPR on Lawler, whose heart had stopped beating. As action continued in the ring, Lawler was taken backstage on a stretcher; CPR continued there and while he was transported to a...
  • Jerry 'The King' Lawler collapses at WWE ringside

    09/11/2012 12:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 September 2012
    Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show's producers announced. "Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal," a statement on WWE's website said. "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family." Lawler passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole...
  • Deposing McMahon: If not porn, what is it? (WWE)

    06/02/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Connecticut) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Chris Powell
    Criticize U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and you risk getting threatened with a libel lawsuit by the wrestling entertainment company she used to run, WWE Inc. of Stamford, now run by her husband -- threatened even when the criticism of McMahon doesn't mention WWE.
  • Pro wrestler tells traditional marriage supporters: ‘Kill yourself,’ ‘Drink bleach’

    05/10/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 May 2012 | Ben Johnson
    STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 9, 2012, ( – WWE wrestling superstar C.M. Punk strikes an aggressive pose inside the ring, but it seems he saved his hardest blows for supporters of the traditional family. On Monday, the grappler told his Twitter followers he opposed North Carolina’s constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, which passed in a landslide on Tuesday. One of his followers responded, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk then replied, “Kill yourself.” He told another supporter of the nuclear family to “drink...
  • WWE to give out FREE merchandise on election day

    10/28/2010 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    The Connecticut Secretary of State's office told poll workers to watch for WWE gear, and they had the ability to tell people to take it off or turn it inside out at a polling place. Vince at WWE gets ticked off and goes to court. The Conn. Sec. of State says "she never said" people could not wear WWE gear and they COULD wear the stuff. She may have not said it, but her official spokesperson DID. She's trying to weasel out of it. The court agrees with WWE. McMahon announces today they will be handing out FREE WWE gear...
  • Connecticut voters can wear WWE gear

    10/27/2010 10:00:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/10 | Andy Barr
    Conn. voters can wear WWE gearAndy Barr – Wed Oct 27, 12:06 pm ET Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz says her office never tried to prohibit voters from wearing WWE apparel within 75 feet of a polling place. Vince McMahon, head of the WWE and husband of Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon, filed a lawsuit earlier this week amid reports that the state would encourage election officials to cover up the wrestling federation’s logo if worn at polling places. Last week, a spokesman for the secretary of state indicated that campaign workers may “cover up a hat, a...
  • Blumenthal Giving The SmackDown; GOP Not Pinned Yet

    10/05/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 19 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Contrary to a previous IBD prediction, Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon did not catch Democrat Richard Blumenthal by late September. While a Quinnipiac poll last week showed the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) narrowing the state Attorney General’s lead to three points, three new polls give Blumenthal leads of 7, 10 and 12. Worse for McMahon, Blumenthal is polling above 50% in all three. McMahon has been hitting Blumenthal in recent weeks for distorting his Vietnam record. That may be backfiring. These polls are a blow for Republican hopes to retake the Senate.
  • Gov. Christie stumps for GOP senatorial candidate Linda McMahon in Connecticut

    10/16/2010 11:46:17 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies ^ | 10/16/10 | Josh Margolin
    STAMFORD, Conn. — It was a variation on the old sports drama of the fighter meeting the wrestler. Only this time it was the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, matching up with the Connecticut professional-wrestling executive running for the U.S. Senate. Billed as "Two Reformers, One Rally," Gov. Chris Christie campaigned last night with former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive Linda McMahon, who is trying to put one of the Constitution State’s Senate seats in the GOP corner Nov. 2. The only thing missing was a tuxedo-clad announcer shouting "Let’s get ready to rumble!"
  • Connecticut primary: Malloy, McMahon win; Republican Tom Foley Ahead (as of 9:54pm ET)

    08/10/2010 7:17:43 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hartford Courant ( ^ | August 10, 2010 9:54 PM | Christopher Keating
    Democrat Dannel Malloy Wins Primary; Ned Lamont Makes Concession Speech; Republican Tom Foley Ahead (as of 9:54pm) In a major come-from-behind upset, Democrat Dannel Malloy won the gubernatorial primary Tuesday night as Greenwich cable TV entrepreneur Ned Lamont conceded the race in a speech in Bridgeport. Malloy had been behind in the polls for more than six months, but he roared back with a strategy of targeting "prime'' voters who have a history of voting in Democratic primaries. On the Republican side, Greenwich multi-millionaire Tom Foley was ahead in the early results in the GOP primary. Both Malloy and Foley...
  • Leaked Blumenthal Email Shows Campaign Soliciting Dirt

    10/23/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/23/10 | Ben Smith
    No low is too low for a guy who falsely claimed to have served in combat during the Vietnam war… (Politico)- A source this morning forwards on an e-mail this morning from inside Attorney General Dick Blumenthal’s campaign for Senate, in which his aides discuss tarring Linda McMahon in cooperation with Planned Parenthood. The e-mail’s subject line is: “Worst of WWE + women photos.” “Hey all — Grossman is looking for mysoginistic photos of women and WWE. Planned Parenthood wants to hit LM hard on it,” press staffer Marcy Stech e-mailed seven other aides to the campaign and the State...
  • Morning Joe Slams Linda McMahon On His Show

    10/12/2010 2:37:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | October 12,2010 | annem040359
    During yesterday’s MSNBC “Morning Joe Show”, during a panel discussion,both Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski slammed USA Senate candidate from Connecticut Linda McMahon for how she with her husband Vince McMahon would promote the WWE wrestling matches, both live and on tv using violence against women. Even the video presents the brief questioning by Christine Amanpour about when Mrs. McMahon’s husband Vince told her to “get on all fours and bark like a dog”. Mrs. McMahon responds about the issue of parental responsibilities and the 1st Amendment to the USA Constitution. Ms. Brzezinski brings up with Mr. Scarborough about the...
  • Conn.: Voters should ditch WWE garb at the polls

    10/22/2010 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2010
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Local election officials in Connecticut are being told they can ask people wearing World Wrestling Entertainment garb to cover that up while voting. A spokesman for the secretary of the state's office says that's because Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is so closely associated with WWE, which she left to run for office.
  • Secretary Of The State (CT) Cautions About Wearing WWE Gear To Polling Places

    10/23/2010 5:14:00 AM PDT · by raybbr · 52 replies ^ | 10/23/2010 | Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD — Wrestling fans might want to think twice about what they wear to the polls Election Day. A voter wearing, say, a Cenation T-shirt in tribute to WWE superstar John Cena might be asked to remove it, depending on the discretion of poll workers. That's because the secretary of the state's office is telling local election officials that the prohibition against political paraphernalia within 75 feet of a polling place could be extended to gear promoting World Wrestling Entertainment. WWE is a worldwide entertainment company built by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and currently run by her husband,...
  • Connecticut DEM POS bans WWE garb at vote (Dem voter suppression)

    10/22/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 66 replies ^ | 10/22/2010 |
    STAMFORD, Conn. – The right for World Wrestling Entertainment fans to vote was threatened Friday by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who gave the authority to local poll workers to determine that if anyone shows up to the polls on November 2 wearing any WWE merchandise, whether it is a John Cena T-shirt or a Randy Orton wristband, they may be forced to go home and change, cover it up, or take it off in order to vote. “Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent,...
  • Giant Gonzalez, WCW and WWE Wrestler, Dead at 44

    09/27/2010 11:11:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 2+ views
    FanHouse ^ | September 25, 2010 | FanHouse Staff
    Jorge Gonzalez, who was known as Giant Gonzalez and El Gigante as a pro wrestler and was a one-time draftee of the Atlanta Hawks, died this week at the age of 44, according to reports.