WWE Pulls “Edgier” Footage Amid McMahon’s Senate Race

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The wrestling company formerly led by Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon says it’s removing “some dated and edgier footage from digital platforms,” prompting her opponent to charge that she is trying to hide that her business experience comes from selling sex and violence to children.

WWE, formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment, says some footage has been misused in political environments without any context or explanation of when it was produced. The company says it has produced programming for years that is rated PG in primetime, and most recently rated G on Saturday mornings.

A spokesman for Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy says McMahon doesn’t want voters to see her business experience “comes from selling explicit sex and violence to children.”

A message was left with McMahon’s campaign.

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