The Connecticut media wakes up to WWE's hypocrisy on the concussion issue, but it's about more than just chair shots to the head

Connecticut political blogger Daniela Altimari breaks the news story that Linda McMahon, despite her knowledge of the concussion issue, won't be attending a public hearing on a proposed bill to address the problem of student athletes suffering head injuries in scholastic sports.

She then follows up with a post wondering how chair shots to the head could be banned in WWE's Wellness policy, yet they recently ran a Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV which featured and glorified them.  WWE Spokesman Robert Zimmerman made the save for the company by claiming to Altimari that the ban on chair shots to the head was only implemented in January 2010.  James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch then pointed out to her the obvious hypocrisy of banning chair shots to the head while still running Elimination Chamber matches where participant's heads were thrown into chain wiring and plexiglass.

Here's Irv Muchnick's reactions to Altimari's posts:

Drugs in D.C. Are Dead, But There Are Always Concussions in Connecticut

WWE Bans Chair Shots for Safety … Except When They’re Absolutely Essential to the Plot

With all due respect to James Caldwell and Irv Muchnick, I think the focus on chair shots and gimmick matches misses the point a bit.  Yes, unprotected chair shots to the head are completely stupid and should be eliminated from wrestling completely.  But how much brain trauma does a lifetime of dangerous bumps cause?  Which is a question WWE and most wrestling fans would rather not ask for fear of the answer.

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