Home is a little over an hour from Stamford, but I work (and went to college) about 10 minutes away. If you live in Connecticut long enough, you're bound to know a few people who worked for WWE (and ESPN, for that matter).
And do you know a few people who worked in th fed?
One of my college buddies was a production assistant in the promo/pre-tape department, I knew a guy that interned as an accountant (in 1995 when finances were pretty dire) and my dad's friend used to frequent a local bar that Tim White owned. White was an active ref at the time, so he wasn't there a lot, but apparently it was a good spot for the boys to stay under the radar (and not pay for drinks) when they were in the area.
And it would be a stretch to say that I "knew" him, but Stevie Richards and I were on a first name basis when he used to come into the video store I worked at.