Presumably with the input of its crack medical team from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Linda McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment recently banned “chair shots,” whereby wrestlers bonk each other with metal folding chairs.
But when you gotta do it, you gotta do it. To blow off his dozen-year-long feud with Bret “The Hitman” Hart at Sunday’s WrestleMania in Arizona, Linda’s husband Vince found himself on the receiving end of more than a dozen chair shots. (I counted 14. Until the WWE intellectual property vigilantes take it down, the video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBGABEc7lqo.)
The evil “Mr. McMahon” got his, and the fans went home happy.
Evidently role model Vince is no more subject to the chair shot ban than he is to steroid-testing under the WWE “Wellness Policy.” When asked about the latter by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in December 2007, he explained, “I’m 62 [years old], not 26.”