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WWE Removing “Attitude Era” Videos Amid Linda McMahon’s Senate Campaign

WWE announced late Thursday that it was removing “dated and edgier” footage from its official website and media platforms, a day after co-founder Linda McMahon’s political opponent used clips in an attack ad.

“To better reflect our current family-friendly brand of entertainment, WWE is removing some dated and edgier footage from digital platforms,” said Brian Flinn, WWE’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, in a statement. “Some of this footage has been misused in political environments without any context or explanation as to when it was produced. This damages the corporate reputation of our company. WWE is well within its rights to protect its intellectual property for fair use.”

Flinn said the footage removal is not related to an ad released Wednesday by Rep. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat running for Senate against McMahon, which featured WWE footage while slamming her for allegedly off-shoring profits to avoid taxes and failing to provide health coverage for their performers. Rather, it is part of a re-branding effort.

While WWE held a PG-14 rating for much of the late 1990s and early 2000s when she was running the organization with her husband, Vince McMahon, its current content is rated PG or G.

More details on the story are available at Politico.com and CTMirror.org.

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  • XdanielkingX

    She is killing wrestling and has Vince under her thumb. Makes me wonder if she has some kind of power over him.

  • Bad News Bro

    ^She does, it’s called a vagina.

  • TheInstantClassic9

    “While WWE held a PG-14 rating for much of the late 1990s and early 2000s”

    It’s TV-14 you dumbasses. -_-

  • bobbyy rooooooodddeee

    @bad news and a nasty old crusty one at that

  • Fuck Off

    Yet, WWE is promoting WWE ’13 which is Attitude Era heavy.

  • GN-0015

    Oh, come on WWE!!

  • Kayfabe fan

    FUCK LINDA FUCK THIS BITCH
    Seriously you already ruined half of wrestling , we don’t need more of her bullshit

  • dos_caras

    I AM A PROUD RED BLOODIED AMERICAN BUT THIS BULLSHIT HAS 2 STOP I’M TIRED OF HAVING 2 C MY GOV’T OR THESE PANSIES TURN THE OTHER CHEEK F-N COWARDS

  • WrestlingHarold

    How to kill the WWE the Linda McMachon way run for senate for the second time. Hey wake up Vince she is ruining your billion dollar company by pandering to the political morons. Ok wrestling fans instead of wresting Monday nights you will be getting sesame street content starring that Barney guy John Cena. As Shemus puts it maybe Mrs. Linda McMahon can change her last name to lipshits because everything comes out her lip is shit. Then this time she land little harder in her arce. Vince take my advice she done it once now twice third time she runs for office lock her in the anaconda vice.

  • Cris

    Preferred Linda when she was stuck in a depressed wheelchair state at WM17. At least she kept her mouth shut.

  • OptimumBuster

    Ah so that’s why my one WWE Video got pulled from Youtube. 3 years with no problem and boom copyright mark against me account. I really hope she loses the election just to see Vince cry over losing 200 Million Dollars for nothing LOL.

  • Chelsii.

    WWE being pussies once again and showing that Linda can’t deal with politics by herself and once again showing they are 100% funding and supporting her.

  • WWWYKI

    Smackdown was PG/PG-14 @TheInstantClassic9 and it was badass, I’m sure Linda’s body isn’t the power, Vince cheated on her, many times(Steph said it on Howard Stern) so I’m guessing, since she’s his wife, she’s got dirt on him and he’s keeping her happy or he doesn’t want her to divorce him, because then goes half of the MONEY MONEY, MONEY MONEY, MONEY MONEY, MONEY MONEY, MONEY[[dolla dolla, dolla dolla].

  • pathetic.

  • Austin

    Fuck you Linda I cant wait till you die so then the WWE can go back to the Old days and get rid of this fucking PG shit that they have goin on now just because of your stupid ASS

  • Chelsii.

    Fuck chelsii that whore

  • LaPlante94

    But I thought Cena was the 1 person ruining wrestling? All kidding aside though she already ran once and got destroyed when it came to the voting and that cost vince what? 8 million or was it way more? I don’t know how he doesn’t see that she doesn’t stand a chance and that she is ruining his company and making the WWE lose it’s hardcore fans that have been watching for over 20 years now. Hate to say this but fuck these kids. Once they graduate high school and realize how dumb and how not entertaining the show really is they’ll move on to something else. Get rid of the fans that have been watching for there entire life and keep attracting fans that’ll move on in a few years. Makes perfect sense to me.

  • YM5

    Linda has got to have some bomb ass pussy

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