by John Dankosky –A writer who has spent his career covering pro wrestling is all over the Connecticut media this week, taking on the business practices of Former Wrestling CEO and current Senate candidate Linda McMahon.
“I think in this Senate race, there’s an over-emphasis on You Tube clips of supposedly embarrassing TV content, and racy material and so forth. That’s not where I’m coming from at all. My focus is on the atrocious health and safety standards of this unregulated, out-of-control industry that entertains millions by has a tremendous human death toll.”
“I would like people to start taking real death in the fake sport of wrestling almost as seriously as they take Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds’ fake records in the real sport of baseball.”
“He is peddling a for-profit book that has been routinely debunked by the facts. WWE has a very thorough wellness policy, and I don’t believe there is another entertainment company in America with a more comprehensive drug testing policy.
“He would have the public believe that Linda McMahon is responsible for the personal choices of every person ever associated with WWE even if that association ended years and years ago. People understand that many individuals in the entertainment business live healthy and responsible lifestyles, and many do not. Nobody in America blames Disney for Lindsey Lohan’s car accidents, or Warner Bros. for the Heath Ledger tragedy, or 20th Century Fox for the unfortunate turn of events surrounding Corey Haim.”
Listen for Linda McMahon on Where We Live on Tuesday, March 30.