Archive for February, 2010

Who Quashed Federal Steroid Investigation of WWE? McMahon Campaign’s Open Question

Published February 28th, 2010, Uncategorized

A political insider pointed out to me that an element was missing from Brian Lockhart’s Hearst newspapers story Sunday on Linda McMahon’s “lucky break” – how, as Lockhart put it, “the White House and Congress dropped the ball  in 2009 on an effort to  investigate the use of steroids in professional wrestling.” “Nothing happens without […]

Will Hearst Newspapers’ Linda McMahon Story Be a Game Changer?

Published February 28th, 2010, Uncategorized

Brian Lockhart of the Stamford Advocate and Hearst newspapers has filled a syringe with substance and injected it deep into the flabby gluteus maximus of Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign. The heavily promoted front-page investigative piece was not released online. Eventually there should be a full-text link, and I’ll provide one when I have it. The […]

WWE Releases Scott Armstrong, Recipient of Chris Benoit’s Final Text Messages

Published February 27th, 2010, Uncategorized

World Wrestling Entertainment periodically purges names from its roster – sometimes for mysterious reasons of internal office politics, but most often as part of a routine process of cost-cutting or keeping talent fresh and developed. Of the four people dropped yesterday, only one was “a big surprise,” according to the Wrestling Observer website: referee Scott […]

How Linda McMahon’s WWE ‘Handled’ The Undertaker’s Heat

Published February 26th, 2010, Uncategorized

All of today’s talk about Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign entourage handlers reminds me of how her company, World Wrestling Entertainment, handles spontaneity. Occasionally at WWE television tapings, a wrestler screws up his lines in an interview, or the planned “finish” of a match doesn’t go well. When that happens, they just re-shoot it. The difference […]

Reporter Confirms Linda McMahon ‘Press Wrangler’ Is State Party Chief’s Wife

Published February 26th, 2010, Uncategorized

Joseph Cole, the Valley Independent Sentinel reporter, confirms in an email that Suzan Bibisi was Linda McMahon’s aggressive “handler” at her campaign event last night in Seymour — the subject of the previous post on this blog. Cole told me, “That it was Bibisi was quite the astute guess. That you picked up on that so easily […]