Linda McMahon, former WWE CEO who now is now the administrator of the Small Business Administration under President Donald Trump, recently did an interview with The Washington Post. Here are some highlights from the interview:
How managing WWE helped her to be the administrator of SBA:
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.
On one thing about her that would surprise people:
I am the most comfortable in my sweats hanging out with my family and I am a jock. I was a real tomboy growing up. I played baseball with boys. I was singled out as the best athlete in school for the 8th grade, so I thought that was pretty cool.
On whether professional wrestling is her favorite sport:
Well, professional wrestling is an entertainment product. For pure sport as a spectator, I like the pace of basketball.
You can check out the full interview here.