Former WCW commentator and ESPN radio announcer/host gets kill button for wanting Senator Kennedy assassinated…


Former WCW Nitro color commentator (and previously former PWTorch Newsletter columnist) Mark Madden was “permanently removed” from his highly-rated Pittsburgh-based ESPN radio show this week for making a controversial statement about Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Just days after Sen. Kennedy was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Madden said on live radio: “I’m very disappointed to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated.”

Madden was taken off the air and suspended first, but a decision to “permanently remove him” was made at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters.