Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon

American entrepreneur, wrestling promoter and political activist.
Date of Birth: 04.10.1948
Country: USA

Biography of Linda McMahon

Linda Marie Edwards, better known as Linda McMahon, is an American entrepreneur, wrestling promoter, and political figure. She was born in New Bern, North Carolina, and grew up as the only child in her family. Linda had a penchant for activities more commonly associated with boys, such as basketball and baseball.

Linda McMahon

At the age of 13, Linda met Vincent McMahon, who would later become her husband. Their mothers worked in the same building, which led to the families becoming close friends. Linda and Vincent started dating during their high school years and eventually got married on August 26, 1966.

Linda McMahon

In the same year, Linda enrolled at East Carolina University, where she pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in French. Vincent worked as a traveling salesman before joining his father's company, World Wide Wrestling Federation. The couple welcomed their first child, Shane, in 1970, followed by their daughter, Stephanie, in 1976.

Linda McMahon

In 1969, the McMahons settled in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where Vincent promoted wrestling events for his father's company. Linda, on the other hand, worked at a local law firm. Financial difficulties forced the couple to declare bankruptcy in 1976 and rely on food stamps for a period of time.

Linda McMahon

In 1979, Vincent decided to launch his own wrestling venture, leading to the creation of Titan Sports, Inc. Linda utilized her legal experience to register necessary trademarks and focused on managing the company's administrative aspects. Although she had limited interest in wrestling itself, Linda played a crucial role in the company's growth and success.

In 1982, Vincent purchased Capitol Wrestling, which would later become World Wide Wrestling Federation. Linda continued to manage promotional projects for the company, including the introduction of the successful "Wrestling Superstars" action figure line. She even appeared in storyline plots, once delivering a painful blow to a zealous Trish Stratus.

In January 2009, Linda McMahon joined the Education Council under Governor Jodi Rell. On September 16, 2009, she announced her candidacy for the United States Senate seat from Connecticut, vowing to self-fund her campaign with $50 million and rejecting any form of donations. Although Linda successfully navigated the primary elections, she ultimately lost to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the main election.

Linda declared her intent to run for office again on September 20, 2011. She won the party's primary elections on May 14, 2012, becoming the official Republican candidate once more. However, she faced defeat in the main elections against Democrat Chris Murphy.

Despite her political setbacks, Linda McMahon's contributions to the wrestling industry and her entrepreneurial accomplishments have left a lasting impact. She remains a prominent figure in both the business and political worlds.

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