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« on: September 16, 2009, 11:22:53 AM »

She resigned as CEO of WWE in order to challenge Dem. Chris Dodd

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Linda-McMahon-WWE-CEO-to-Run-for-Conn-Senator-59389732.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 11:40:58 AM »

She resigned as CEO of WWE in order to challenge Dem. Chris Dodd

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local....r-59389732.html
That's fucked....like she needs the cash and headaches. She should be at home living in the lap of luxury that the business has given her.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 12:20:01 PM »

Who's gonna be the new CEO? Steph or Shane O?
Vince has taken over as both chairman and CEO.

http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE58F2G620090916
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 12:31:05 PM »

This could be an ideal opportunity for Vince to step back slightly, and let other people have more say in the product.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 12:37:48 PM »

This could be an ideal opportunity for Vince to step back slightly, and let other people have more say in the product.
That will NEVER happen as long as Vince is alive.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 02:29:36 PM »

That's fucked....like she needs the cash and headaches. She should be at home living in the lap of luxury that the business has given her.

Much like the Schwarzenegger’s, I think this move has less to do with money and much more to do with POWER.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 05:01:38 PM »

That will NEVER happen as long as Vince is alive.

He could still be in charge of storylines/creative, etc. but could allow Steph to take charge of the TV broadcasts.  Someone needs to stop some of the cheesy, gimmicky crap he keeps putting out.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 06:40:50 AM »

Politico.com has a big article up, including quotes from former WWE wrestlers, regarding Linda McMahon's Senate campaign. The article focuses largely on the fact that WWE doesn't offer insurance to their wrestlers, but does mention that they know this when they sign the contract. Here are some of the quotes from the wrestlers in the article:

* Former WWE Women's Champion Joanie "Chyna" Laurer: "If there is a race to Capitol Hill, I hope she gets knocked off before she even starts."

* Former WCW Announcer Larry Zbyszko: "If the people in Connecticut are stupid enough to elect Linda, that's their problem."

* Former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino: “I would not vote for her because I know what she contributed to the wrestling world with her husband. The vulgarity, the nudity, the profanity, all that kind of crap — it bothers me.”

* Former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Superstar Billy Graham: “This campaign is the height of hypocrisy. I believe the voters and citizens in Connecticut deserve to be told the truth. In no way does she have a rightful place in the U.S. Senate. The fact that we were out there experiencing trauma and drawing in untold millions for the company [means] we should have at least had some sort of health insurance.”

* ECW Alumni The Blue Meanie: "We’re the guys out there sacrificing ourselves. You’d think they’d throw us a bone. Sometimes you wondered if they saw their employees as humans or farm animals It was like being in the circus. You’re shipped here, perform there; it’s almost like you’re disposable.”"

* Wrestling Vixen Dawn Marie Psaltis: "I think she'd be awesome. Even through the worst of relationships, I've had to respect them. They are great business people who work with all types of people."

* Marvelous Marc Mero, sometimes known as “Wildman” or “Johnny B. Badd,” also told POLITICO he would never vote for McMahon
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 12:15:07 PM »

"Me....me.....me !!!!!"

How about not voting for her because she is vastly unqualified for the office?  Running a company, which she didn't even really do, still doesn't equate to an effective politican.  She is used to people yelling "How high?" when told to jump.....that fails miserably in politics.  She should ask Jesse Ventura.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 02:46:31 PM »

I agree she has no qualifications to be senator but the hypocrisy of these people blow me away. They had no problems with her when they were cashing checks. Graham had no problem taking their money from a DVD and book. McMahon kept him on the payroll for YEARS with some meaningless 'ambassador' title. The Blue Meanie, who's one of the most arrogant pricks you'll ever meet (or so I'm told by a few dozen people) worked for ECW and a guy that stiffed the workers and when the company went down found out about it when they saw Heyman on RAW. You are disposable, just like in any business, you want a friend then buy a puppy. Bruno is bitter over money and his no talent son, and lost all credibility when he said Hogan wasn't a draw, but at least he's kept his word and stayed away.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 03:04:53 PM »

I posted this in response to Wolfgang's post under News & Notes before I saw your post down below...


WOW!
They all happen to be people who are bitter towards Vince.
Shocker!

Ya know...
Before making any important political decisions that will affect your way of life, these are the people you should first consult:

Graham – drug abuser… 
Chyna – drug abuser & junkie/amateur porn star…
Meanie – didn’t he do a stint in rehab, too? 

I still say Bruno is just bitter over his kid not making it in the biz.
Larry is Bruno’s buddy, and maybe a little jealous himself that he never had that big run in the Fed.

I’d rather hear from some political analysts, economists, etc…
Give me Ben Stein or Wolf Blitzer - anyone who's somewhat intelligent and doesn't have a personal grudge against the McMahons.

WTF credentials does CHYNA have?
What light could she possibly shed on the political arena?
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 03:07:06 PM »

Blue Meanie brings up the “circus animal complaint,” a common gripe of bitter former wrestlers.
He’s right about what he says, but then how smart is he for sticking around?

It was "terrible," but there was something that kept him doing it.
And if he says it was for the money, then THAT JUSTIFIES IT!
There was a payoff & obviously enough of one to warrant him staying.
 
Here’s reality: a lot of good paying jobs are shitty.
If you want the paycheck, you put up with it.
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009, 03:12:43 PM »

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WWE’s lack of health insurance is at the heart of the wrestlers’ grievances. They allege that McMahon and her husband, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, ran a billion-dollar company that provided no health insurance for the wrestlers who put their bodies on the line to help turn the WWE into the global phenomenon it is today.


There are alternative ways to get health insurance.
Did any of these guys ever think of having their wives get a job that provides coverage, and just going under that while they wrestled. There are some large corporations that even offer their part-timers benefits packages.

Hell, set up some kind of half-assed business for your wife – she could be an interior decorator – not much overhead cost & and she wouldn’t have to work hard enough to support the household since her wrestler hubby is the primary bread winner.
She can buy health coverage as a self-employed person.
Yeah, it’s expensive, but even back in Graham’s day, the top guys were making upwards of $5,000.00 USD/week.
Even after taxes you’d have plenty to buy health care & still be set.

Granted, not all of the guys were at the top, but Graham was, and he is always one of the biggest critics of the health insurance issue.

There were lots of guys like Rene Goulet & Tony Garea who were lower on the card, made less than guys like Graham, but live a very comfortable life today because not only did they avoid spending foolishly, they also invested wisely, and researched ways to do the most with what they had.



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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2009, 03:13:08 PM »

are you saying Johnny B. Badd isn't on 'Meet the Press' this week? Why stand on the soapbox now? If they were are so bad to work for and you are all so righteous why didn't you quit when you were making 6 figures a year and speak out then? Graham gets me more than anyone. Vince has been more than fair and generous to him, the WWE is the antichrist until the cash runs out.
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2009, 03:24:43 PM »

If they were are so bad to work for and you are all so righteous why didn't you quit when you were making 6 figures a year and speak out then? Graham gets me more than anyone. Vince has been more than fair and generous to him, the WWE is the antichrist until the cash runs out.

Exactly correct on ALL points.
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 03:33:01 PM »

Blue Meanie brings up the “circus animal complaint,” a common gripe of bitter former wrestlers.
He’s right about what he says, but then how smart is he for sticking around?


I don't see how this is different than any other pro sport. If you can't perform or pull your weight, you're gone. Is McMahon supposed to support them for their entire lives?
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 03:38:55 PM »

"Me....me.....me !!!!!"

How about not voting for her because she is vastly unqualified for the office?  Running a company, which she didn't even really do, still doesn't equate to an effective politican.  She is used to people yelling "How high?" when told to jump.....that fails miserably in politics.  She should ask Jesse Ventura.


I know nothing about her platform, but it's bothersome that she has no prior political experience to speak of.

I honestly don't know if she's qualified or not.
But if I lived in Connecticut and wanted to find out, I would look to other sources before relying on the people above.

None of them mention any specifics as to why she is unqualified.
Graham discusses the health care topic, but neglects to mention his hip replacement and other acts of kindness Vince has done for him.
Graham has "0" credibility anyhow.

Larry Z. simply says that, basically, you're stupid if you vote for her.
Well, that's enough to make up my mind. Roll Eyes



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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 03:46:46 PM »

It's funny, the one person on the list who should have the biggest gripe, Dawn Marie is the only one with anything good to say.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 03:47:17 PM »

I don't see how this is different than any other pro sport. If you can't perform or pull your weight, you're gone. Is McMahon supposed to support them for their entire lives?

Exactly.
And Vince does sometimes do things to help past performers - not that he's obligated to.
I'm willing to bet there are some acts we never even hear about.

But even after taxes & expenses, most of those guys made much more than the average working American.
It's what you do with that money.

Johnny Valentine used to walk around in public lighting cigars with a $100 bill. Whether you have it or not, can you think of anything more stupid to do with money than that?

When you're forced to retire because of age or injury, you'll wish you had all those bills.
Especially guys like Johnny V. - lighting cigars with $100's wasn't the only thing they pissed away their money on.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 03:49:07 PM »

It's funny, the one person on the list who should have the biggest gripe, Dawn Marie is the only one with anything good to say.

I honestly can't remember...
What were the conditions of her departure?
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 03:53:57 PM »

I honestly can't remember...
What were the conditions of her departure?
Supposedly due to her pregnancy and a lawsuit against WWE followed...
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2009, 06:17:58 PM »

If Linda had the balls to be a politician, she should never have agreed to the 'Vegetable in a Wheelchair' angle.  

"You what Vince, you wanna kiss the pretty Diva's while I sit and watch?  Oh, you go right ahead hon!"

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2009, 07:09:15 PM »

It shouldn’t, but WWF will probably be the biggest thing to hold her back.

She could have the cure for cancer, but her opponents’ smear campaign will run one clip of her – and/or more likely Vince – doing something from Attitude Era programming, and that will be the end.

The only thing that might save her is that WWF has done a lot of charity work over the years.
I don’t know what all they’ve done in and surrounding the Stamford area, but they’d better compile a nice montage of the McMahon’s kissing babies & feeding the poor to counter every bit of negative footage her opposition airs. 
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2010, 07:39:14 PM »

According to Connecticut Senate polling data, Linda is putting over her two campaign opponents big time:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_blumenthal-1145.html

I suspect they'll eventually incorporate this into some kind of angle.
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2010, 05:50:03 AM »

According to Connecticut Senate polling data, Linda is putting over her two campaign opponents big time:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_blumenthal-1145.html

I suspect they'll eventually incorporate this into some kind of angle.
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Sure she's heading back to the family business. Who the hell in their right mind would vote for this broad? What does she know about politics and what qualifies her?
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