• Mat Tuck

WWE Hall-of-Famer Elected President of the United States

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Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election. He is the new president elect. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already knew that. But did you know that in 2013 Donald Trump was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?

Donald Trump has had a good relationship with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon over the years. In a way, the relationship between WWE and Donald Trump started all the way back in 1988 when pro wrestling’s biggest show of the year, “WrestleMania 4,” was held in Trump Plaza at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall. According to the WWE’s official website, the arena would be the only place to host back-to-back “WrestleMania’s” as it hosted “WrestleMania 5” the following year in 1989.

In 2007, Donald Trump was involved with the "Battle of the Billionaires" at “WrestleMania 23” where he shaved Vince McMahon's head bald in front of 80,000 fans. Trump sponsored pro-wrestler Bobby Lashley to fight against Umaga, who was sponsored by head of the WWE, Vince McMahon. The stipulation was that if Trump or McMahon’s wrestler lost the match, then he would have to get his head shaved. Naturally, Lashley won the match and McMhanon had his head shaved clean by Donald Trump right there in the middle of the ring.

Trump’s involvement in pro wrestling didn’t end there. In 2009, Donald Trump was involved in a storyline where he purchased “Monday Night RAW” from Vince McMahon, ran a commercial-free episode, rained money onto the crowd from the rafters of the arena and, in classic Donald Trump fashion, sold the show back to McMahon for double what he bought it for.

Years of having a good relationship with the pro-wrestling company culminated in his induction into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6 of 2013.

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