Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon is running for the Senate in Connecticut. This is unusual. Few people connected with professional wrestling seek public office, especially in Connecticut. But does every article written about McMahon have to include a wrestling pun in the headline? Apparently, yes. Taking a cue from this post by the political editors at Esquire, here's a sampling from the past week alone:
- "Linda McMahon Wrestles Her Past in Connecticut Senate Race" - Newsweek
- "89 Days to Decide: Senate Candidate Hits Below the Belt With McMahon Ad" - Fox News
- "Connecticut: Senate Smackdown Possible?" - St. Louis Globe-Democrat
- "The Steel Cage Match of Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal, Round 2" - Politics Daily
- "Linda McMahon's Raw WWE Past Hurts Her in Senate Smackdown" - U.S. News & World Report
- "The Bombardment of Linda McMahon Begins" - The Daily Caller
- "November Smackdown: McMahon Wins GOP Primary" - Gothamist
- "Dept. of Merchandising: Linda McMahon Needs To Bring It" - The New Yorker
- "McMahon Declared Winner in Connecticut" - Market Watch
- "Linda McMahon Trades Body Slams For Ballots, Wins CT Senate Primary" - NESN
- "McMahon, as Expected, Wins Preliminary Match" - New York Daily News
- "Simmons (insert wrestling-themed verb here) McMahon in Waterford" - The New London Day
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