WWE: Why a Wrestling Background Prepared Linda McMahon for Politics

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WWE: Why a Wrestling Background Prepared Linda McMahon for Politics
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WWE wrestling has proven to be a training ground for many of its stars who have moved onto bigger and sometimes better things.

Dwayne Johnson, also known as "The Rock", is now a action film star in Hollywood.  Johnson comes to mind for his portrayal of one of the most popular wrestlers in the history of the...ummmm....sport?

Of course, you had the original breakout star of the WWE (then known as the WWF) Hulk Hogan, who appeared in Rocky III before landing in several more films and television shows.

And now, Linda McMahon, one of the founding members and former CEO of WWE, is gunning for a seat in the United States Senate as the Republican nominee from Connecticut.

Along with her husband Vince, Mrs. McMahon has gone to great lengths to give the wrestling faithful and outstanding basis since the company was founded in the early 1980's. Not only has she been a force behind the scenes, Mrs. McMahon has frequently appeared in the ring to add to the allure.

How has her business acumen as the mogul for one of the most successful companies in the United States prepared her for a run for the Senate?

Let's take a look.

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