The 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump through his radical ideologies, has forged people with on both sides of the political divide with a lot of opinions about him. Love him or hate him, his flamboyant persona garners a lot of attention, but this is not limited to the political stage. Before coming into power in 2016, Trump was widely popular as a business tycoon and a celebrity television personality and then there’s something the US President has done that in all its likelihood, no other political leader of any country has even thought of- fought in the WWE ring.
Here is a video of the US President channeling his inner wrestler on WWE chairman Vince McMahon:
Trump has a quite a history and association with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which dates back to 1988 when he sponsored WWE’s fourth edition of the biggest annual event- Wrestlemania. He hosted Wrestlemania IV and V in the famous Trump Plaza (Trump was best known for his skyscraper buildings. And it was Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that first forged his connection to the WWE).
Since then Trump has appeared in several of the WWE’s flagship shows. He also holds the coveted status which is held by WWE’s all-time greatest wrestlers – Inductee of WWE hall of fame (class of 2013). He is also known to be a WWE fan and a friend of the company’s chairman, Vince McMahon.
Trump was interviewed by Jesse Ventura at ringside during WrestleMania XX, but his most popular appearance in the WWE came at WrestleMania 23, when he was in the corner of Bobby Lashley who competed against Umaga with WWE Chairman McMahon in his corner, in a “Hair vs. Hair” match, with either Trump or McMahon having their head shaved if their competitor lost.
Lashley won the match, and along with special guest referee Steve Austin, Lashley and Trump both proceeded to shave McMahon Head, not just that, Trump even executed of the wrestling manoeuvres on Vince McMahon- ‘the clothesline’ and was also at the receiving end of it when he received one of the most famous finishing wrestling manoeuvres- ‘The Stone Cold Stunner’ from Steve Austin.
Video: US President receiving the deadly Stone Cold Stunner
Donald Trump still maintains a strong bond with the Mc Mahon family. Linda McMahon, the wife of Vince McMahon, currently works as the Administrator for the Small Business Administration at the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump with WWE chairman, Vince McMahon, Triple H, Shane McMahon and family at the White House-Picture credits- WWE
The McMahons (Vince McMahon, his wife, Shane McMahon, Triple H, Shane McMahon and kids) was pictured in the White House, along with the President of the United States.