Former WWE Wrestler Goes After McMahon

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 09:55 AM

Republican Linda McMahon's senate candidacy in CT had been forged in no small part on the WWE wrestling empire she and her husband built, which itself is mourning the death of a 29-year-old wrestler Lance Cade from heart failure.

McMahon says she and the organization should not be held responsible.

A former WWE wrestler (and Harvard alum), Chris Nowinski, has a different view. In a television interview last night, Nowinski says wrestling organizers "have an environment that is absolutely unsafe to work in that ring. They have no oversight over what actually happens in that ring. And they are encouraging steroid use."

Nowinski also said McMahon's comment about maybe having met the now-deceased wrestler only once was, "kicking dirt on the guy's grave."


More in:

Comments [3]

Pro Wrestling Revolution - WWE Videos, Shopping an

WWE tiesThe Hill (blog)CT-SEN: Linda McMahon and the Death of Lance CadeDaily Kos (blog)WNYC -The Nonprofit Quarterly -The Atlantic (blog)all 53 news

Aug. 20 2010 07:56 PM
My WWE Video » Did They Put a Gun to Your Head? An

recent death of …Wrestler's death puts spotlight on McMahon's WWE tiesThe Hill (blog)Former WWE Wrestler Goes After McMahonWNYCWWE News: Linda McMahon addresses Lance Cade's death, claims WWE should not be …Pro

Aug. 20 2010 10:56 AM
Mikey LoCo

I agree the Mcmahons are scum bags,they never give the Talent a break and force them to work through injuries and if they don't they Fire's Truly a breading ground for Substance Abuse and early deaths.

Aug. 20 2010 07:12 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


"The Capitol Pressroom" with Susan Arbetter at 11 am

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

About The Empire

Everything you need to know about New York politics and governance. We aim for a ground-up approach to politics, reverse engineered to make the effect just as important as the players and the game they play. From the Long Island to The Thousand Islands, New York City Hall to the Capitol Building, The Empire's got you covered.

Check out WNYC's 2013 Mayor Tracker--the one-stop shop for info about the candidates, issues and trends in the upcoming New York City mayoral election.


Our Reporters


Supported by