That's the WWE today.
And while Rick Santorum and Hulk Hogan might not seem to have a lot in common, you might say they both needed each other for a time: Santorum helped get wrestling deregulated in Pennsylvania and have its status changed from "sport" to "entertainment."
"I was at the center of that," Santorum told the Philadelphia Inquirer, according to a report in the Daily Beast. "Pennsylvania was the most pernicious of states when it came to regulation. They made you pay all this money to the boxing [athletic] commission. They used to just rape these guys. You’d have to pay a certain percentage of the gate receipts to have these officials just stand around and watch the match. It was ridiculous."
Rapin' and Rasslin' -- just another day at the office.