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As Linda McMahon Defends Wrestling, Let's Watch The WWE's 'Gay Wedding'


Linda McMahon, the Republican gubernatorial candidate from Connecticut, has recently been avoiding the fact that she was Chair of the World Wrestling Entertainment, her family's business. 

Though that tidbit came up in the primaries, it's been pretty much a non-issue in recent weeks. Well, until now, because a group called Mothers Opposing McMahon began running an ad showing McMahon's husband demanding a woman "bark like a dog" in the wrestling ring. They call Linda McMahon "a slap in the face to Connecticut women.”

ABC's Christiane Amanpour broached the subject this weekend, when she asked the candidate how she feels about such displays in wrestling. McMahon worked around the question by saying WWE has grown up: "WWE programming has changed from being TV14 over the years, which that's the time you were talking about. It was called the Attitude Era, into now being PG, rated by the networks as PG. I'm happy with the content today."

McMahon then insists that WWE is a Constitutional right: "From an entertainment point of view, you either elect to go to a movie, or you elect to watch a program, so I'm a strong proponent of First Amendment rights."

In light of this kinder, cuddlier wrestling culture of which she speaks, it's a good time to revisit one of the WWE's less charming moments: the 2002 storyline in which "gay" wrestlers Billy and Chuck were meant to wed. The scene, designed exclusively for ratings, ends with the duo admitting the ruse and opposing wrestlers attacking the "gay" tag team, as well as McMahon's daughter, Stephanie.

It's so terribly idiotic and campy, one almost understands how wrestling has grown into a multibillion dollar industry. Almost...

A highlight from the wrestling world, and a low blow for responsibility in programming, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. She's running for U.S. Senate, not governor.

    Posted by: Doug | Oct 11, 2010 12:45:39 PM

  2. Can someone film their wedding night and put it on X-tube? I'd like to see it!

    Posted by: ila lwara | Oct 11, 2010 12:53:19 PM

  3. Thanks Doug for pointing that out. I was a bit confused by this story myself. As mentioned before, I want Andy back!!!

    Posted by: Matt Kats | Oct 11, 2010 12:55:06 PM

  4. Linda McMahon is disgustingly homophobic.

    Posted by: libhomo | Oct 11, 2010 2:41:44 PM

  5. Linda McMahon and Sharron Angle can form The Misogynists' Club for Idiots if they get to D.C. Angle wants to force teenage girls who have been raped and impregnated by a family member to have the child. She calls it "making lemonade out of a bad situation." And McMahon? Her business is misogyny. Along with Carly Fiorina they are prime examples of misguided women.

    Posted by: mad1026 | Oct 11, 2010 5:59:08 PM

  6. This slew of Republican shrews is a disgusting reflection on the state of Feminism in today's world. They are the equivalent of the self-hating gays that crawl out of the woodwork here now and then...

    Nowadays Republicans of all colors just seem intent on reversing any progress made in the Country and dragging us back into the fucking Stone Age (or are at least fine sitting back watching those in the party that want to). Those here that are Republican that don't verbally and very loudly denounce the rush to idiocy are as complicit as the idiots they tacitly support. Where are all the 'moderate Republicans' beating up on Paladino??? Hmm?

    I am sick of them saying that Republicans are not all like that, but then doing nothing to change the perception or the actions of these people.

    Posted by: CKNJ | Oct 11, 2010 8:20:07 PM

  7. white trash entertainment - enjoy yourself

    Posted by: David | Oct 11, 2010 8:34:29 PM

  8. Can I have those 7:05 minutes back please?

    Posted by: Lee | Oct 12, 2010 10:45:49 AM

  9. If I recall correctly, GLAAD actually sent them a wedding gift and then was outraged when it turned out to be a publicity stunt. Oh GLAAD...

    Posted by: Jack | Oct 12, 2010 6:35:50 PM

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