Ammunition for McMahon foes after death of former WWE champThe death of Eki “Eddie” Fatu, a two-time Intercontinental Champion and cousin of Dwayne “The RockJohnson, has put Senate hopeful Linda McMahon fighting a different kind of bout.

Eki was a wrestler with a history of substance abuse and died of an apparent heart attack at the young age of 36.

Robert Zimmerman of the WWE remarked that Eki was asked by the WWE to go into rehab and his contract was terminated in June upon his refusal to do so.

Irvin Muchnick, who has written several books on the culture of pro wrestling, said that the 2007 suicide of WWE star Chris Benoit and murder of his wife and son, as well as the 2005 heart failure of Eddie Guerrero Llanes are cocktails of death that are promoted by the wrestling industry.