Wrestler and Bestselling Author Mick Foley Supports Linda McMahon, Without Supporting Her

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It’s a good thing Mick Foley, a pro wrestler and an engaging personality who knows how to write, doesn’t do steroids. If he did, he’d surely have torn numerous mental muscles loose from their tendons while composing his blog post today, “More thoughts on Linda McMahon,” http://mickfoley.typepad.com/mickfoley/2010/10/at-first-glance-the-motive-for-this-particular-op-ed-might-seem-terribly-predictable-a-wwe-wrestler-explaining-his-support.html.

Foley  begins the essay by reiterating his “terribly predictable” support for McMahon for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut.

But Foley ends things on a more ambiguous note:

[T]here are some important issues on which Linda McMahon and I disagree. But if I were a Connecticut citizen, and I were faced with that choice, I would hope that I would be able to make it based on those important issues and with an honest desire to do what was best for the state, the country and the world – not on the condescending notion that involvement in a certain form of entertainment makes one unfit or undesirable for public office.

OK, we get it, Mick — people shouldn’t be condescending toward pro wrestling.

And I’m certainly not: I think McMahon should be held accountable for what happens in her industry, as I would expect from the CEO of the leading company in any industry. In her case, the record includes preventable occupational death, which she has done little to prevent; she seems still not to understand it or to accept responsibility for it.

So come again, what are those “important issues” that tip the scales in favor of Linda? Foley doesn’t say.


Irv Muchnick


  1. Mighty Vastardikai says:

    One of the big things with all the former wrestlers, and it’s something that Randy “R.D. Reynolds” Baer (sp?) of Wrestlecrap.com has touched on in the past, is that there are a LOT of former wrestlers who are scared to say anything disparaging about the ‘E for fear of not getting prospective employment in the future.

    I frame a great deal many of the former employees defending WWE in those terms, and it explains some of their statements. Being the big dog has its advantages.

    • JR says:

      would second that, the McMahons are the ones calling the shots these days in the industry, and they don’t take too kindly to criticism. That may well have been a factor in the lack of critical testimony against Vince during his 1994 steroid trial.

  2. Mighty Vastardikai says:

    Another issue to point out is that while Mick hasn’t taken roids, he’s had about 12 documented concussions. Key word there is documented. By his own admission he’s had his bell rung several other times that didn’t get documented.

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