Linda McMahon on "O'Reilly Factor" turns out to be interview from 2002

Reported by Adam Martin of
On Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 9:01 PM EST

During "The O'Reilly Factor" earlier tonight with host Bill O'Reilly on Fox News, they promoted a "hard-hitting" interview with WWE's Linda McMahon.

Well, this "hard-hitting" interview turned out to be an old interview the show did with McMahon back in 2002. The piece focused on the influence of pro wrestling on young children and included footage of backyard wrestling.

Nothing regarding the Benoit case was addressed in the piece that aired. It simply showed O'Reilly saying he would never let his kids watch pro wrestling and felt that WWE was responsible for the product it put out on television.

O'Reilly finished the segment saying not only did the WWE have to live with influencing young children, but now they have the Benoit tragedy on their hands as well.