Bringing The Smackdown: Linda McMahon’s Campaign For Senate, And Her Colorful Pro-Wrestling Past

October 6, 2010 4:54 am

1||Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon, with supporters at the Newtown Labor Day Parade. Check out TPMDC’s full coverage of the race here.

As the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, McMahon and her family have had a colorful past. Some of the highlights…||Linda McMahon for Senate&&

2||WWE wrestler Mark Henry and McMahon’s husband, Vince McMahon.||Newscom/Carrie Devorah /

3||2007: Donald Trump shaves Vince McMahon’s head during a WWE event, joined by Stone Cold Steve Austin.||Scott R. Galvin/UPI/Newscom&&

4||The McMahons.||Josh Williams/Splashnews/Newscom&&

5||Vince McMahon promoting a WWE giveaway.||Newscom/Zuma&&

6||March 2010: Connecticut Republican senate primary candidates Peter Schiff, former Rep. Rob Simmons, and Linda McMahon.||Newscom/krt&&

7||Bob Britz, left, president and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, points to where traders are working as McMahon and WWF champion John “Bradshaw” Layfield look on. They are on hand for the ringing of the closing bell at the exchange, where the WWF is promoting the upcoming WrestleMania.||Monika Graff/UPI/Newscom&&

8||McMahon playing a fictionalized version of herself for WWE.||youtube/Dectbat&&

9||One of the problems that’s dogged McMahon throughout the campaign is a series of negative headlines about WWE performers who have died. One of them is the late WWE wrestler Chris Benoit. (1967-2007)||wikimedia&&

10||March 14, 2008: Vince and Linda McMahon on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, where Vince was honored with the 3,357th star for his contribution to the entertainment industry.||Jim Ruymen/UPI/Newscom&&

11||Vince McMahon performing at a WWE event.||flickr/cc:jrandallc&&

12||McMahon in Greenwich, Connecticut.||Linda McMahon for Senate&&

13||McMahon at the Bristol Mum Festival Parade.||Linda McMahon for Senate&&

14||, August 10, 2010: McMahon celebrating her victory in the Republican primary for Senate.||Linda McMahon for Senate&&

15||McMahon at the New Britain Great American Boom July 4th celebration.||Linda McMahon for Senate&&

16|| ||Newscom/Zuma Press&&

17||McMahon, playing a fictionalized version of herself in WWE, in a video re-used in an attack ad against her by Republican primary opponent Peter Schiff. McMahon has asked voters to look past WWE’s content, calling it a “soap opera.”||Schiff For Senate&&

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