Ever the showman, Donald Trump has had his hands in many ventures over the years, but not many people may remember his foray into professional wrestling. They should – it was only last year.
In a storyline called “Battle of the Billionaires,” WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Trump squared off, having each picked a wrestler to fight for them at Wrestlemania 23 in 2014. The losing billionaire would have their head shaved. In announcing the match, Trump entered the stadium like any other wrestler would, with a lot of dramatic buildup, and escorted by two young models:
For the Wrestlemania event, McMahon picked Umaga as his wrestling representative, and Trump chose Bobby Lashley, who won the match, setting up this epic moment:
Of course, that wasn’t the end of it. Stone Cold Steve Austin, who served as the referee for the match, then put Trump in his place with his signature “stunner” move:
Remember, this was just last year, when Trump was already mulling another run at the White House.
We’ve come a long way from Ronald Reagan and “Bedtime for Bonzo.”