4 Insightful Events From Donald Trump’s Long History With “WWE” and Pro Wrestling

The Comprehensive ‘History’ of Donald Trump’s Association with WWE.

The WWE and professional wrestling have long been a part of the former president Donald Trump’s life. Although there have been previous American presidents who have enjoyed sports, none have had as close ties to the sector as President Trump. Even after his presidency ended in 2020, Donald Trump—possibly the most divisive character in American politics—continues to have a significant impact. He still has a relationship with Vince McMahon and WWE that dates back more than thirty years. Since it could be difficult to follow such a long history, we’ve created a timeline of Trump’s most important WWE moments:

The Relationship Between Vince McMahon and Trump.

Since 1982, when the firm was still known as WWF, Vince McMahon has owned it. This was also the year that Trump’s portion of his family’s estimated $200 million net worth propelled him to the Forbes list of wealthy individuals. According to Indy100, the two businessmen quickly became friends and started dating in the mid-to-late 1980s, which coincided with the beginning of Trump’s lengthy association with WWE. “Well, there is a great energy,” Trump remarked in 2013 when discussing his relationship with McMahon and the organisation with wrestling media personality Renee Paquette. I adore all sports, and the athletes you are dealing with are incredible.WWE has always had a wonderful vibe. And I believe that Vince, being a truly unique individual, is the reason why everything works out. Incredible man.”

Organising WrestleMania IV and V.

WrestleMania IV (1988) and V (1989) were sort of held at Trump’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The events were held at Atlantic City Convention Hall, which is next door, despite advertisements claiming they were at Trump Plaza. Nonetheless, Trump sponsored and funded the gatherings. In collaboration with the WWF, Trump used non-wrestling activities like autograph signings, which are now regularly held during WrestleMania week, to promote the event. In the documentary The True Story of WrestleMania, Trump stated, “I just wanted a piece of [WrestleMania].” “Everybody in the country wanted this event and we were able to get it.”

At WrestleMania 23, the Billionaires’ War

In 2007, Trump appeared as an on-screen persona for WWE, which led to his involvement in the company becoming even more. The narrative of WrestleMania 23’s “The Battle of the Billionaires” centred on Trump and McMahon. Each billionaire selected a representative to compete in the WrestleMania competition on their behalf; the billionaire who lost would have to shave their head. The match was won by Trump’s associate Bobby Lashley. Later, after helping “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Lashley shave McMahon’s head, Trump was given a Stone Cold Stunner. Trump used this physical altercation as the inspiration for a meme he posted on Twitter/X to disparage CNN.

McMahon, according to Trump, perished in a limousine explosion

For WWE, there are no boundaries—not even pretending to be the death of its own chairman. On the June 11, 2007 broadcast of Raw, McMahon ‘killed’ in a spectacular explosion, presumably because Trump couldn’t tell fact from fantasy. In 2008, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, McMahon’s son-in-law, disclosed on the Opie and Anthony Show that Trump had called to inquire about Vince’s whereabouts. After WWE wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and son before hanging himself, the narrative was abandoned, ushering in one of the darkest eras in wrestling history. After the incident, McMahon made a full recovery and never made reference to it on WWE television.



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