Former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays continues to hammer Linda McMahon as he challenges her for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat of Connecticut. Shays, who has been a sharp critic of McMahon, said he questions WWE’s motivation for shifting to a PG-rated format. Not only did a spokeswoman for Linda McMahon say they were not “getting down in the gutter with Mr. Shays,” WWE issued a statement:
“WWE’s 13 million weekly TV viewers and our 100 million social media followers would disagree that WWE’s content is violent,” WWE spokesman Brian Flinn said. “WWE programming is TV-PG and family friendly, with women making up nearly 40 percent of our audience. Contrary to the assertion about our content, WWE is in the business of putting smiles on people’s faces.
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