Shortly after last night's Hell in a Cell PPV, Paul Bearer posted the following on his Twitter account: “About 2am time to try to get some rest. I do appreciate you all no matter what your opinion is of my actions tonight. Business is business. Storyline wise, you must remember UT buried me in concrete. Kane is my blood. Were my actions justified… matter of opinion. Good night.”
Politico.com has brought up the 2003 event in which WWE teamed with "Girls Gone Wild" to promote a PPV which was a partly nude show featuring girls from the video series and WWE personalities. This is the latest piece of Linda McMahon's WWE past which is being brought into question as she pursues a seat in the Connecticut state senate.
The article notes, "The 2003 event is another chapter in WWE’s checkered history that has raised eyebrows as McMahon has pursued her self-funded campaign against Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal, a contest that the latest polls have shown in a dead heat.
McMahon has cited her tenure as CEO of the company as one of her qualifiers for elected office, but has spent time answering questions about some of the more lurid aspects of the business she’s downplayed as a soap opera.
McMahon spokesman Ed Patru, asked for comment about the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ event, referred comment to the WWE, saying he doesn’t work for them.
WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman told POLITICO that the event was a one-time occurrence, for mature audiences, and that the firm has since gone from a TV-14 rating to a TV-PG one.
He provided a statement explaining why the company made the switch.
“Like other Hollywood studios, WWE is a global brand that creates entertainment programming,” the statement says. “WWE continues to evolve and reinvent itself. As of June 2008, ALL of WWE’s programming became TV-PG, as rated by the Standards & Practices departments of our network partners. In the past, much like many other shows at the time, WWE engaged in what was known as sensationalized TV in a TV-14 environment. Since then, WWE has made a full transition to TV-PG content and storylines, while nearly half of all programming on television remains TV-14 between 9-11pm on general entertainment networks.”"