Every presidential candidate has a past, and Donald Trump is no different.
Never one to shy away from the spotlight, he has shined brightest over the decades at World Wrestling Entertainment events.
First, it was when his Trump Plaza in Atlantic City hosted Wrestlemania IV (1988) and V (1999), and he sat front row watching legends like Hulk Hogan and Randy “Macho Man” Savage in their prime. He also was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013.
But the highlight was when he got into the WWE story lines. And like all things Trump, it was larger than life.
Let’s look back on four appearances by Trump that stand out.
1. Trump clothesline’s Vince McMahon
In 2007, Trump faced off against WWE owner Vince McMahon in Wrestlemania 23 in a bout titled “Battle of the Billionaires.” The winner would shave the loser's head. And, in true billionaire fashion, the two had other people do the fighting. Umaga fought for McMahon against Bobby Lashley, who was representing Trump.
During the action, fed up with McMahon’s antics, Trump ran over to the WWE owner and clotheslined him, followed by a few punches to the temple.
After Umaga lost, Trump took part in shaving McMahon’s head.
2. Trump drops money down on the RAW audience
Before the Billionaires match, Trump made an appearance on Monday Night RAW, where he gloated about his wealth in front of McMahon by having $10, $50, and $100 bills fall from the rafters.
Yes, they were real.
3. Trump meets Boogeyman
But Trump is not amused and demands that Boogeyman get him some food.
4. Trump gets a “stunner”
After shaving McMahon’s head following the Billionaires match, Trump stands in the ring celebrating with WWE great Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was the match’s guest referee. When, all of a sudden, Austin gives Trump his patented move, the “Stone Cold Stunner.”
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