Patricia Clarkson, Devon Graye, Madeleine Martin, Danny Glover and wrestling champ John Cena have been cast in “Brother’s Keeper,” a PG-rated family drama from WWE Films. Mel Damski (“Mischief”) will direct a screenplay by John Posey about a teenage boy (Graye) who tries to reunite his mother (Clarkson) and estranged older brother (Cena) 10 years after the death of their father, a state college wrestling legend. A brilliant student with no apparent athletic talents, the teenager decides to join the high school wrestling team as a way to pull the family together.
– Politico.com has an article up that paints former WWE CEO and United States Senate hopeful Linda McMahon in a very negative light. The article includes quotes from several former WWE employees, who say it would be downright wrong for McMahon to reach such a high position of power in the United States government. Here are some quotes:
Joanie “Chyna” Lauer: â€œIf there is a race to Capitol Hill, I hope she gets knocked off before she even starts.”
Bruno Sammartino: â€œI would not vote for her because I know what she contributed to the wrestling world with her husband. The vulgarity, the nudity, the profanity, all that kind of crap â€” it bothers me.â€
Llarry Zbyszko: â€œIf the people in Connecticut are stupid enough to elect Linda, thatâ€™s their problem.”
Superstar Billy Graham: â€œThis campaign is the height of hypocrisy. I believe the voters and citizens in Connecticut deserve to be told the truth. In no way does she have a rightful place in the U.S. Senate. The fact that we were out there experiencing trauma and drawing in untold millions for the company [means] we should have at least had some sort of health insurance.â€
The Blue Meanie: “Weâ€™re the guys out there sacrificing ourselves. Youâ€™d think theyâ€™d throw us a bone. Sometimes you wondered if they saw their employees as humans or farm animals It was like being in the circus. Youâ€™re shipped here, perform there; itâ€™s almost like youâ€™re disposable.â€”
WWEâ€™s lack of health insurance is at the heart of the wrestlersâ€™ grievances. They allege that McMahon and her husband, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, ran a billion-dollar company that provided no health insurance for the wrestlers who put their bodies on the line to help turn the WWE into an international phenomenon.