WWE has played a part in how Linda McMahon is running the Small Business Administration.
McMahon spoke to The Washington Post Well, professional wrestling is an entertainment product. For pure sport as a spectator, I like the pace of basketball.recently where she revealed how the WWE helped her transition to being the administrator of the Small Business Administration. Basically, what got her to the job was starting a small business and see it transition to a worldwide phenomenon.
When WWE started, it was primarily the live event business and we expanded it to licensing, to music to publishing to pay-per view and to networks. I created and grew a business. I understand what businesses go through, the ups and downs, the good cycles and the bad cycles. I learned about strict cash management, the impact of regulations and the need for providing health-care insurance to employees. I have walked the walk and talked the talk of our small business communities, so I can really be a strong advocate on their behalf.
When asked if her favorite sport was wrestling, she instead offered a blunt assessment on what professional wrestling actually is.
Well, professional wrestling is an entertainment product. For pure sport as a spectator, I like the pace of basketball.
Before being appointed to the position, Linda McMahon left the WWE in 2009 to run for senate in 2010 and 2012, neither time being successful. She was appointed for the position in December of last year, then was confirmed by the Senate to lead the Small Business Administration back in February.