Archive for June, 2010

Don’t Exaggerate Ulterior Motive of Martha Hart’s WWE Lawsuit

Published June 23rd, 2010, Uncategorized

Though Hartford Courant columnist Rick Green’s Connecticut Confidential blog has covered my work generously, I disagree with the thrust of his post today, “McMahon Suit Has ‘Nothing To Do With Campaign’ Hmmm….,” http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2010/06/mcmahon-lawsuit-has-nothing-to.html. I think Brother Rick is too caught up in generic skepticism with respect to the timing of the lawsuit filed by the […]

What Matters About Owen Hart’s Widow’s New Suit Against Linda McMahon and WWE

Published June 22nd, 2010, Uncategorized

The latest intrusion of reality into Linda McMahon’s wrestling-scripted Senate candidacy in Connecticut is a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Hartford against Linda, her husband Vince, and their World Wrestling Entertainment for appropriating the likeness of the late WWE wrestler Owen Hart in a new DVD compilation. A few comments. Nearly a decade ago […]

Two New Takes on Linda McMahon: The $$$ Analyst and the Frother

Published June 22nd, 2010, Uncategorized

The Connecticut Mirror’s Deirdre Shesgreen has combed the personal financial disclosures of Linda McMahon, Richard Blumenthal, and Peter Schiff, and concluded: “No matter who wins this race, any of these candidates would likely rank among the top ten richest lawmakers in Congress in terms of household wealth.” See “U.S. Senate candidates disclose assets,” http://www.ctmirror.org/story/6515/blumenthalmcmahonfinances. All […]

Dr. Joseph Maroon Sighting in Excellent New Haven Register Article on WWE and Steroids

Published June 20th, 2010, Uncategorized

Ed Stannard, metro editor of the New Haven Register, has produced one of the most valuable pieces of coverage in the Linda McMahon Senate campaign: an overview of her World Wrestling Entertainment’s history of steroid controversy. See “Steroid stain lingers over Linda McMahon’s WWE,” http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/06/20/news/doc4c1d86ac45467296138524.txt. Equally devastating is the front-page headline in the print edition […]

Don’t Look Now, But Another Pro Wrestler Just Died Young

Published June 19th, 2010, Uncategorized

Michael Verdi (“Trent Acid”), a prominent pro wrestler on the independent circuit who seemed ticketed for a major league career before drug problems derailed him, has died at 29. His grandmother found him dead. Of course, Verdi/Acid was never a World Wrestling Entertainment “independent contractor” — so he doesn’t count. Besides — who’s counting? Irv […]