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This week, I’ve got some new information on the Connecticut Screwjob, otherwise known as Vince McMahon’s power move to retake the WWE as it prepares for a huge sale. Also in this week’s email: Elon Musk, NCAA athletes, O.M.G. dolls, Big Law defectors, and more. Let’s get to it.
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Is there a wrestling term for Vince McMahon’s shocking, yet not at all surprising, return to the WWE? After all, it was only six months ago that McMahon, now 77, abruptly retired from the pro wrestling outfit following revelations that he paid women nearly $15 million to hush up sexual misconduct allegations. Now he’s back in characteristically provocative form, the master showman with a history of writing himself into the script...