Linda McMahon won the primary. The hopes and dreams of wrestling fans that want TV-PG to go away are dashed yet again.— Bofa D. Snutz (@HustleTheSavage) August 15, 2012
Former WWE executive Linda McMahon trounced former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays in Tuesday’s GOP Senate primary in Connecticut. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee lashed out immediately:
Linda McMahon is a greedy CEO who made millions marketing sex and violence to little kids, all at the expense of the health and safety of her own employees.
Wrestling fans, however, are clamoring for more sex and violence.
Starting in late 2008, the WWE began to tone down programming from TV-14 to PG levels to attract a younger audience. But in some corners of wrestling fandom, the theory is that McMahon neutered WWE programming to benefit her eeeevil Republican political career.
Now that McMahon has won her primary bid, some viewers fear the PG rating could be — gasp! — permanent!
Other fans suspect McMahon’s primary win will make the programming even tamer.
At least one WWE superstar doesn’t seem too concerned about McMahon damaging the company: