April 21st, 2008
02:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Candidates to appear on Monday Night Raw

The candidates will appear on WWE Monday.

The candidates will appear on WWE Monday.

(CNN) - The road to the White House apparently runs through WWE Monday Night Raw.

All three presidential candidates are scheduled to make taped appearances on tonight's episode, hoping to tap into the show's approximately 5 million weekly viewers. The messages will also come on the eve of the crucial Democratic presidential primary in Pennsylvania.

WWE says the appearances follow an invitation both Clinton and Obama to appear live on the show to settle the prolonged Democratic presidential race in the wrestling ring. This is not the first time the WWE has waded into politics: it unsuccessfully challenged Al Gore and George Bush to agree to an arm wrestling match in 2000. It has also launched a voter registration drive called Smackdown Your Vote.

Read what Clinton, aka "Hill-Rod," and Obama will say tonight after the jump. (The McCain campaigns have not released their scripts.)

Clinton on WWE

Hi, I’m Hillary Clinton. But tonight, in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hill-Rod.

This election is starting to feel a lot like “King of the Ring.” The only difference? The last man standing may just be a woman.

The truth is, this election is so important. The next president will face a stack full of difficult challenges right from the opening bell… to fix the economy, bring our troops home from Iraq, and make college more affordable. You need a president who will go to the mat for you. And that’s exactly what I’ll do.

I’ve been knocked down, but I’ve always gotten back up. And I know how to take a hit for the American people. And if things get a little tough, I may even have to deliver the “people’s elbow.”

Because this country is worth fighting for.

Now, I promise to stick to the political arena. So don't worry Randy Orton you're safe... for now.

When it comes to standing up for the American people though, I am ready to rumble.

Barack Obama on WWE

Hey WWE fans – I hope you're all enjoying the program tonight. You know, this is a historic time for America. It's not just that the reign of Randy Orton may soon be coming to an end. It's that at this moment, in this election, we have a chance to finally end business-as-usual in Washington. For a long time now, we've had a politics where our leaders go after each other like they're competing to become King of the Ring instead of coming together to provide universal health care, fix our economy, and solve our other problems. That's what I'm running for President to change. So to the special interests who've been setting the agenda in Washington for too long – and to all the forces of division and distraction that have stopped us from making progress for the American people – I've got one question: Do you smell what Barack is cooking?

Related: Watch the candidates taped appearances for the WWE

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  1. one of a generation of steel workers

    So Hillary really can sink lower ! Scare tactics, fear-mongering,
    the kitchen sink & the toilet. Really Pathetic !! Self-serving .Willing to do irreversable party damage not to mention damage to whatever legacy Bill had.I really understand why he cheats every chance he gets ! He's dogged her so she can't recognize when someone tries to be a gentleman to her then cries foul when she gets back even a hint of her own tactics. You certainly can't take the heat so get out of the kitchen. This tag-team that you & Bill are running isn't going over w/ those who are able to discern what a phony liar you are. If the only way you can show identification w / Pennsylvanians is by drinking boiler makers & lying about gun shooting capabilities ,I, for one am insulted that you think we're shallow enough not to see thru you & your phoniness. I'm sure tonite in a last ditch effort you'll come out w / even worse crap on Larry King & Hannity . You're drowning in your own filth & the sad part is you don't even know it or don't care.which shows all how out of touch you really are.Would we get anything different from you in the whiteHouse ? I think not !!

    April 21, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  2. J T

    take it easy on em barack, you might end up breaking both their hips. just jokin, take the undertaker approach and powerbomb billary and mcshame right into their coffins

    April 21, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. MD in OK

    I wouldn't be suprised if she comes right out and tell the American people that her dad taugt her how to wrestle and that she joined the wrestling team in high school .

    April 21, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  4. Moana

    If Hillary becomes the President of the United States I will treat her like I do the Shrub (a/k/a Bush2) and turn the channel IMMEDIATELY. Shrillery comes with big problems that no one has begun to address. I am sure that McCain's camp will find some of them to exploit.

    We the People have a chance right now. If we blow it we loose more than the Presidency. The times are changing VERY rapidly now and we MUST come together for what is ahead.

    April 21, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. A True black American for Hillary

    CNN stop your negatives against Clinton

    April 21, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  6. Alfreida Kirksey

    To those who say that the 25-year-olds do not have sense enough to know what they are doing, does that mean that at 25 years old you were not smart enough? I am a 66-year-old woman and I believe the younger generation are a wise group of people and know the direction they want their lives to go - unity , hope, peace. So, my suggestion is that people should not belittle the younger generation's intelligence and it would be wise to the doubters to take a bigger look at why they are leaning the way they are. I, as an older person, can certainly understand - it is what Obama stands for, honesty and great leadership. God Bless America!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. susan

    what about the gangstas in New York?
    I remember that around 9/11 she was missing in action. Only Guilianni did his best for New York. She only wants to get inthe white house so that she can go down in history as the first woman president. Bill will be there once more desecrating the white house. NO HILLARY 08 SHE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT Y'ALL.

    April 21, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Hope, Kansas

    What is wrong with being "blue collar"?

    April 21, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. AZM

    It's almost sad to say but I think Hillary would woop Obama's butt... Not that this has anything to do with politics... but funny just the same.

    April 21, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. pete, atlanta

    Stone Cold as President with John Cena as VP

    April 21, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. Voter

    This race should be Stopped!!!! Hillary Clinton dont care about the people, the party or this country.

    They want to destroy Obama and give McClain the White House, I will never Vote for Hillary Clinton.

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. jacq

    how far will Hillary go to loose all self respect. I'm sure the women in those 80 some countries are rolling their eyes at the vulgar behavior of a potential us pres. Sure Hillary go the for gun toting, whiskey/beer belting image to be one of the boys. How about conducting yourself like a Lady, you'd get more respect.

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  13. Wayne

    Hillary has done more to advance the candidacy of McCain than any republican ever could. She has declared him a better Commander in Chief than Obama (who will beat her in the primaries), and she has successfully ebbed the wave of "Obamamania," a feat which McCain does not possess the charisma nor personal magnetism, nor connection with his fellow republicans to have been able to accomplish. In her selfish, "me first and forget everyone else" campaign she will both lose the race to become the democratic front runner, and has jeopardized her party's chances to win. Way to go Hillary, way to go!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. eddie n. powellnye

    HRC and her cohorts still haven't got it yet. Her husband had his chance and failed. It is mighty strange that she and her husband have a solution for everyone of our nation's problems. Her nuclear cover over the Middle East sound the same as McBush. Now she is trying to
    fool us into beleiving that she can ut on pants and apply Truman to this 21st century. I want to remind HRC that this is the 21st century. I think it can still be noted that when it comes to "CHANGE, HOPE AND YES WE CAN', the only thing that applies is - "NOTHING BEATS A FIALURE IS A TRY AND TRY WE MUST'. OFF WITH THE OLD AND ON WITH THE NEW'. Common sense knows that a fihgter in small town rural America goes by another name -- 'BULLY'. Her and Bill thinks they can bully 'WE THE PEOPLE' into his/her third term.
    Lastly, God hel p our nation if the Billarys by some back door favors
    become the democratic choice. It will be the fault of the news media and theDNC on what is going to happen to the future of the democratic party. Without the young vote, Black vote and the liberal
    vote there will no more democratic party. The next election won by them will happen about 5 generation from now, if then. Our young never forgets and Blacks already know were they stand when it comes to being qualified. The Clintons haven't been vetted yet, but what's the use when "WE THE PEOPLE' already know what bulling
    gets us -- " LAIRS, McBUSH AND 4000 PLUS NEEDLESS DEATHS '.

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Sean

    In response to Tom, above: Senator Obama has spent my donations very well. He's leading in delegates, popular votes, and contests won. He won the overall delegate total in Texas, by the way. He did it with the widest base of support, the most donors giving smaller donations, and a huge upswell of volunteer support on the ground. On the other hand, Hillary's campaign is in the red, and she's losing support everywhere you turn as she alienates people with her negative, win-at-all-costs tactics. So to correct your metaphor, she's George W Bush.

    April 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. sivananthi

    Hillary Clinton will solve the problem
    ..........................will treat all americans with dignity……
    ..........................will balance the budget…
    ..........................will unite the country…
    ..........................will become one of the greatest american presidents.

    .-HILLARY 08

    April 21, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. daveyboy

    You know if you close your eyes and listen to Barack talk his voice sounds a lot like the Rock. If you smellllllll what Barack is cookin!

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Trenton Sims, Los Angeles

    Obama ..watch out for Sniper Fire..
    SHRillary is in the Duck Blind.
    And you know she is desperate...and all over your jock.

    April 21, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  19. Charla in Texas

    If only you people hadn't shunned Ron Paul...........tsk tsk tsk..........

    April 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |


    April 21, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Z

    I don't understand why people keep saying the Obama campaign is so full of negativity. Clinton CONSTANTLY attacks him, belittles him, digs up garbage on him, and he just takes it. It barely ruffles his feathers (could you remain calm? I would have vaulted over the table at the last debate and strangled the moderator.)
    He never dishes back insults and garbage to her. He's had so many opportunities to bring up dirt on Clinton, and he doesn't. Why? He doesn't want to stoop to republican levels. Do you support hypocracy? Vote Clinton.
    Me? I want a president who talks about the people as "Us", not "They." I want a president who doesn't flip flop constantly on issues like NAFTA. I want a president who can run a campaign. Hillary's campaign is $10 million in debt. Obama's... Well. He can't *stop* people from donating to him, and he manages his funds very well.

    And oh god. Clinton is more fake than WWE.

    April 21, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  22. Roots of Bitterness

    Oh good grief!

    April 21, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  23. Stephen

    eddie n. powellnye – do you have any concept of reality?

    How did Bill Clinton fail in his presidency? By having the largest peace time economic expansion in the history of the united states? Or was it by getting rid of the deficit and paying down the debt?

    And what do you mean that we are fooled by Hillary putting on pants? Is that just a misogynistic and sexist remark that women have no place in elected office? That for some reason they have the inability to make important decisions?

    The one thing that is wrong about democracy is that somehow my vote is just as important as yours.

    April 21, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. What about our Soldiers?

    Thanks John, McCain and Hillary Clinton

    For your part in the lie U.S. soldiers continue to commit suicides bidding farewell to their patriotism.

    US Soldiers 4000 + US Soldiers dead, 35,000 injuried, IRAQ's Civilians 120,000 civilian dead.

    April 21, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  25. Annoyed by stupidity

    Seriously, people, if you want to be taken seriously please proof read your writing. There is nothing more foolish than someone trying to make a point in writing that has hundreds of misspelled words. What is even worse is the fact that this site has a spell check for you! Use it, idiots!

    April 21, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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