Exclusive: Linda McMahon on Pro Wrestling, Sarah Palin

McMahon said that the culture of pro wrestling has changed over the years and pointed out that networks now give WWE programming a TV-TG rating, meaning parental guidance is suggested.

Linda McMahon on Sarah Palin

McMahon told "Nightline" she had never met Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor.

"I don't know Gov. Palin. I've certainly seen her, since she came on the scene, you know, running with John McCain," McMahon said. "She's written a book and had a successful book tour. I enjoy hearing the things that she has to say, and I think she's doing ... what she would like to do to, you know, put herself forward."

Asked whether she would appreciate or seek Palin's endorsement, McMahon said she has not sought endorsements outside Connecticut.

"You know, the state of Connecticut is ... sometimes it's a provincial state," McMahon said. "And I've been working very hard to get the endorsement of the people within our state, and ultimately, the ultimate endorsement is from the voters in the state of Connecticut. And I have not sought any outside endorsements."

"So, no desire to be a 'Mama Grizzly'?" Weir asked.

"Well, I just haven't sought any outside endorsements," McMahon said.

Plans to "Smackdown" Richard Blumenthal

Should McMahon win the primary tomorrow, she will face the Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who survived a political embarrassment in the spring when it was revealed he had repeatedly embellished his military service, implying that he had served in Vietnam when in fact he received multiple draft deferments. Blumenthal did join the Marine Corps Reserve.

McMahon's campaign admits it provided opposition research to reporters in order to draw attention to the story.

"What I hear from the folks in Connecticut, when I'm out talking to them, they are appalled by the fact that he through several years continued to make comments about service in Vietnam, " McMahon told Weir. "But it wasn't a misstatement one time. In my view, I think it was a, a pattern of deception."

McMahon's campaign slogan, "It's Time for Something Different" speaks to her plans to paint Blumenthal as an incumbent in a year when voter anger towards the government is at an all-time high.

"He really is a career government official," McMahon said. "He's not spent a career building or creating jobs or even understanding the consequences of taxes or regulations that are imposed on businesses. And I think that's something that I bring to the table, that -- that he certainly does not. I have created jobs."

Connecticut is generally a dependably blue state, and despite the Vietnam scandal Blumenthal still leads McMahon in the latest poll by 10 points. Though with McMahon's fortune comes the ability to saturate the airwaves with advertisements, making McMahon a serious contender.

Watch Bill Weir's interview with Linda McMahon tonight on "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. ET

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