– The Federal Election Commission has ruled that Linda McMahon violated election laws in 2010 by appearing in a WWE commercial for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. No action will be taken against McMahon and it will not affect her run for Senate in 2012.
Linda’s political opponents in the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee alleged that WWE coordinated corporate contributions with Linda’s 2010 Senate campaign. One of the accusations was that WWE held their Fan Appreciation Day in the state of Connecticut just three days before the election. The commission found no issue with this as Linda’s name, her opponent’s name and her campaign period wasn’t mentioned during Fan Appreciation Day. It was probably just a coincidence ..
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– This year’s Tribute to the Troops special will be taped on December 11th from the Crown Colliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The show will first air on the USA Network on 12/13 as a 2-hour special and will then air later that weekend on 12/17 NBC.
Considering the fact that Tribute to the Troops has performed poorly on NBC in recent years, some believe WWE airing the show first on the USA Network can be WWE’s excuse if the rating on NBC bombs again this year.
– While WWE was on tour in Mexico, 7 stars from the CMLL promotion received tryouts at Sunday’s SmackDown tapings from Mexico City.
As we reported here on the site over the weekend, a number of stars from the AAA promotion as well as a few other independent wrestlers received tryouts at Saturday’s RAW tapings.
– Black Sin Cara will debut a new theme song on Friday’s Smackdown called “The Curse.”
– Former WWE announcer Todd Grisham, who made his ESPN debut over the weekend, is also a correspondent for the ABC show America This Morning.
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(Credit to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter for some of the information used in this report.)