A Shays campaign spokes person said: "I find it interesting that John Slater went to WrestleMania in Miami, and soon after he returned came out and endorsed Linda McMahon."
Slater has denied the claims. He said: "If they're insinuating a bribe, which I can prove never happened, that's totally wrong. If that's the road that his campaign is now taking, it shows another reason why not to vote for him, because it's a lie."
The McMahon campaign has also denied the allegations and slammed the Shays campaign.