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Wrestling With…(Ep16): Great Balls and SDLive’s Draws 1

This week on Wrestling With…, Lady NeXus returns from hiatus in what can only be described as full-on “Sam Mode”. (You’ve been warned.)

Also in this week’s episode, the duo break down the fantastic 4th of July edition of SDLive, and discuss the Great Balls of Fire PPV, and give their take on the Donald Trump/CNN/WrestleMania gif “controversy”.

As always, a strong sense of humor and listener discretion is advised.

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The Rock Talks About Not Endorsing Candidates In Latest Election & His Thoughts On The Performance Of Donald Trump

During a recent interview with GQ.com, The Rock talked about various subjects, two of which being why he didn’t endorse Trump of Clinton during the election and his thoughts on his President Donald Trump’s performance so far.

Here are the highlights:

Not endorsing Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton during the election:

“I feel like I’m in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement. But I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen—and these are all conversations I have with myself, in the gym at four o’clock in the morning—I felt like it would either (a) make people unhappy with the thought of whatever my political view was. And, also, it might sway an opinion, which I didn’t want to do.”

His opinions on the performance so far of President Donald Trump:

“Mmm… With any job you come into, you’ve got to prove yourself. And… Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn’t agree with someone] on something, I wouldn’t shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it. It’s hard to categorize right now how I think he’s doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see. I’d like to see a better leadership. I’d like to see a greater leadership. When there’s a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you’re in a disagreement with—for example, the media—I feel like it informs me that I could be better. We all have issues, and we all gotta work our s–t out. And I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out. I miss that part. Even if we disagree, we’ve got to figure it out. Because otherwise I feel, as an American, all I hear and all I see in the example you’re setting is ‘Now I’m shutting you out. And you can’t come.’ [Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president—I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. If there’s a large number of people disagreeing, there might be something I’m not seeing, so let me see it. Let me understand it.”

Read the entire interview here. 

PHOTO: McMahon’s Pose With US President Donald Trump In Oval Office

WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon along with the entire McMahon family including his wife Linda McMahon; who was just nominated as Small Business Administrator for Donald Trump’s cabinet, visited the White House Oval Office today.

As most of you know, US President Donald Trump is close personal friends of the McMahon family and was even inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Celebrity wing back in 2013. Trump also had a part to play at WrestleMania 23 where he shaved Vince McMahon head.

Linda & Vince McMahon reportedly donated $7 Million for Trumps Presidential Campaign.

See the photo’s from the visit today:

The Rock Reacts To Under Armour CEO’s Pro-Donald Trump Comments

Under Armour CEO, Kevin Plank caused some controversy this week when he made some comments on CNBC praising United States President Donald Trump.

Here’s what he had to say:

“To have such a pro-business president is something that is a real asset for the country. People can really grab that opportunity.”

The Rock, who has a partnership with the company commented on Plank’s statement and had this to say about Under Armour:

 I appreciate and welcome the feedback from people who disagree (and agree) with Kevin Plank’s words on CNBC, but these are neither my words, nor my beliefs. His words were divisive and lacking in perspective. Inadvertently creating a situation where the personal political opinions of UA’s partners and its employees were overshadowed by the comments of its CEO. A good company is not solely defined by its CEO. A good company is not defined by the athlete or celebrity who partners with them. A good company is not a single person. A good company is a team, a group of brothers and sisters committed to working together each and every day to provide for their families and one another and the clients they serve. We don’t partner with a brand casually. I partner with brands I trust and with people who share my same values. That means a commitment to diversity, inclusion, community, open-mindedness and some serious hard work. But it doesn’t mean that I or my team will always agree with the opinion of everyone who works there, including its executives. Great leaders inspire and galvanize the masses during turbulent times, they don’t cause people to divide and disband. My responsibility here is not only to the global audience we serve, but also to the thousands of workers who pour blood, sweat, and tears into making Under Armour strong. A diverse group of hardworking men and women who possess integrity, respect and compassion for one another and the world they live in. Debate is healthy. But in a time of widespread disagreement, so is loyalty. I feel an obligation to stand with this diverse team, the American and global workers, who are the beating heart and soul of Under Armour and the reason I chose to partner with them. My commitment is as real as my sweat and callouses that thicken daily.

See his post below:

I appreciate and welcome the feedback from people who disagree (and agree) with Kevin Plank's words on CNBC, but these are neither my words, nor my beliefs. His words were divisive and lacking in perspective. Inadvertently creating a situation where the personal political opinions of UA’s partners and its employees were overshadowed by the comments of its CEO. A good company is not solely defined by its CEO. A good company is not defined by the athlete or celebrity who partners with them. A good company is not a single person. A good company is a team, a group of brothers and sisters committed to working together each and every day to provide for their families and one another and the clients they serve. We don’t partner with a brand casually. I partner with brands I trust and with people who share my same values. That means a commitment to diversity, inclusion, community, open-mindedness and some serious hard work. But it doesn't mean that I or my team will always agree with the opinion of everyone who works there, including its executives. Great leaders inspire and galvanize the masses during turbulent times, they don't cause people to divide and disband. My responsibility here is not only to the global audience we serve, but also to the thousands of workers who pour blood, sweat, and tears into making Under Armour strong. A diverse group of hardworking men and women who possess integrity, respect and compassion for one another and the world they live in. Debate is healthy. But in a time of widespread disagreement, so is loyalty. I feel an obligation to stand with this diverse team, the American and global workers, who are the beating heart and soul of Under Armour and the reason I chose to partner with them. My commitment is as real as my sweat and callouses that thicken daily. #CommittedToThePeople

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Jim Ross Comments On Linda McMahon’s New Role

WWE hall of famer Jim Ross commented on his latest blog post, about Linda McMahon’s new role in President-Elect Donald Trumps administrator for Small Business Administration.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Excited for Linda McMahon for being named head of the Small Business Administration by President elect Donald Trump. While some took this appointment as a reason to again bombard the topic on social media with negativity, I can only say that in my 21+ years in WWE that Linda was always professional, accommodating and an effective leader with the company. I never had a bad experience with her whatsoever. I shared that experience and caught some grief over it from those less informed. This wasn’t an experience that I read about online or on some wrestling website but instead a personal experience that actually occurred to me and my family.

My wife Jan is arguably the biggest LEM supporter that I know as they bonded during my tenure in WWE and that respect still remains to this day. I choose to not to get overly political in any thing that I do, I don’t trust career politicians, but I will say that is no matter your choice of politics one should give those in question a fair chance to see what they can accomplish. Is that too much too ask? For some, indeed it is.”

Vince & Stephanie McMahon Comment On Linda McMahon’s Induction Into The Trump Administration

Vince and Stephanie McMahon both tweeted about Linda McMahon’s new position to head the Small Business Administration for president-elect Donald Trump.

Here’s what they had to say:

Linda McMahon Selected As Donald Trumps Administrator of Small Business Administration

Source: CNN.com

It’s official, President Elect Donald Trump has announced today that he has picked Linda McMahon to be his administrator of Small Business Administration.

Here is an exert from the statement:

“Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe,” Trump said in a statement. “She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide.”

Linda has since gone to Twitter to comment on her new role:

Linda McMahon, Likely Candidate To Head Donald Trumps Small Business Administration

UPDATE:

Source: Politico.com

In an update to yesterday’s article (below), Linda McMahon is considered one of the ‘top choices’ to head Trump’s Small Business Administration.

Both Trump and Linda met yesterday November 30, 2016 in New York City where Linda met with the other members of Trump’s administration team. Linda was said to be a “increasingly likely” candidate to head SBA.

One source noted:

“It’s very, very real. For the last several days, it has been discussed seriously internally.”


ORIGINAL: 

Source: NBC Connecticut

Based on reports Linda McMahon is scheduled to meet with President Elected Donald Trump later today which may see her be added to Trumps administrative staff. Several other candidates are also expected to meet with Trump such as retired Marine General John Kelly, Former US Senator Dan Coats & Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

Many beleive that Linda McMahon will serve a role in Donald Trumps administration.

Linda McMahon Expected To Be Added Within Donald Trumps Administration

Source: NBC Connecticut

Based on reports Linda McMahon is scheduled to meet with President Elected Donald Trump later today which may see her be added to Trumps administrative staff. Several other candidates are also expected to meet with Trump such as retired Marine General John Kelly, Former US Senator Dan Coats & Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

Many beleive that Linda McMahon will serve a role in Donald Trumps administration.

VIDEO: Kane & Dolph Ziggler Shares Advice To Donald Trump Protesters

Both Dolph Ziggler and Kane were interviewed by Fox Business and spoke about Donald Trump Protesters. Both Dolph and Kane had some advice for them:

Check it out below: