After writing this post about Linda McMahon's campaign ads, I got a wrestling-related insight from a reader. In an ad that brushes off McMahon's WWE past, for which her opponents have hammered her, two women ask if McMahon can shake things up in Washington. The answer: "Ohhhh yeah."
Here's the video:
A reader pointed out that "Ohhhh yeah," coincidentally, was Macho Man Randy Savage's tagline. I had forgotten this, since I stopped watching wrestling circa 3rd grade. But here's video evidence:
And in a Slim Jim ad:
Savage, it so happens, is on the outs with the McMahons. Of the old school WWF wrestlers, he evidently has a particularly bad relationship with them. Googling "Randy Savage McMahon" yields a treasure trove of rumor.
It should probably noted that the Macho Man says "Ohhhh yeah" with a lot more force, gusto, and testosterone than do these women, so maybe the campaign ad is not a rip-off. Still, the similarity bears mentioning. I think.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com.
Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.