Mrs. Vince McMahon running for US Senate

Dear Reality,

Please leave something for the satirists.



Get used to hearing a lot of “political smackdown” references because Linda McMahon, CEO of the WWE, is challenging Conneticut’s Chris Dodd for his Senate seat. Dodd – head of the banking committee who got a sweetheart deal on a mortgage from Countrywide – is more than a little vulnerable. Mrs. McMahon has actual qualifications: She has served as CEO since May 1997 and was the company’s president from May 1993 through June 2000. The Stamford, Conn.-based company produces live and televised wresting events and licenses and sells video games, toys and other retail products. The company’s sales totaled $526.5 million in 2008.

Quick cheap shots:

  • Well she does know a lot about throwing things into a ring.
  • She is READY TO RUMBLE!!!
  • All her committee meetings will be a cage match.
  • If she gets into trouble she will slap the hand of an actual politician to take her place.
  • She’s perfect for the job. Lot’s of experience staging fights where the outcome is already fixed.
  • Promises to bring Congress up to WWE’s level of honesty and integrity.
  • Best. Inauguration. Party. EVER.



A moment of silence for … Killer Kowalski, 81

Walter (Killer) Kowalski, a vegetarian for 50 years and one of the biggest stars in the history of pro wrestling, died yesterday at 81. Back in the day when TVs were large and usually black and white (at least in my house) and there were about five or six channels at most to choose from I spent many a Saturday afternoon watching the Killer, Haystack Calhoun, Andre the Giant and co. battling it out.

At 6 feet 7 inches and 275 pounds or so, Kowalski was a formidable figure who delighted in applying his Claw hold, a thumb squeeze to an opponent’s solar plexus, when he wasn’t leaping from the top strand of the ropes and descending on his foe’s chest.

Read the rest of the obit for many more wonderful facts, including how he went from Tarzan to Killer. Mr. K founded and later sold a professional wrestling school, now known as the Chaotic Training Center in North Andover, MA.

Services are this Wednesday in Malden, MA. I wonder if I can talk the visiting SSG Big Brother CollateralDamage into going?