With Linda McMahon running for Senate once again this year it means that WWE will be more in the news for all the wrong reasons. Two years ago during Linda's first attempt at being elected, her opponents and the media attacked McMahon for her work with the WWE and the way the company showcases women and violence.
This week WWE lashed out at Chris Shays, one of Linda McMahon's opponents for the seat for saying that WWE's content is "akin to soft porn" in a story published by the Associated Press.
Following that article, Journal Inquirer Managing Editor Chris Powell, wrote an editorial also suggesting that WWE is all about porn and mock violence.
"Maybe in time Connecticut will consider the pornography and mock violence of the wrestling business from which McMahon draws her fortune to be as legitimate as any other business," he wrote.
WWE, through its spokesman Robert Zimmerman, fired back telling Powell to get his facts straight and "not distort the truth."
"For future editorials and news stories that may pertain to WWE, we want to reiterate the facts to you so you clearly understand our programming content and the type of entertainment we provide to our more than 300,000 fans in the State of Connecticut," Zimmerman wrote.
McMahon resigned from her position as WWE Chief Executive Officer in 2009 to kick off her political career and in 2010 she won the Republican primary but lost the race to her Democrat opponent by 11% after spending over $50 million of her own money.