They roared as “Triple H” — U.S. Senate hopeful Linda McMahon’s son-in-law — pounded his opponent in the ring. They cheered as her husband Vince urged them to wear their World Wrestling Entertainment T-shirts to the polls on Tuesday. They whooped and hollered for the busty “Divas” who stomped their rival hussies. Then the diehards of World Wrestling nation filed out of the arena—some of them, at least, promising to vote for the candidate herself on Tuesday.

The wrasslin’ and unstated politickin’ took center stage Saturday, just three days before Election Day, at the Hartford XL Center.

Saturday’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) “Fan Appreciation Day” was not billed as a political rally. But some of the fans being appreciated made no distinction between Linda McMahon the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate—who faces Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the electoral ring Tuesday—and Linda McMahon the celebrity former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

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