The American people indeed made history in Tuesday’s presidential election: Donald Trump became the first WWE Hall of Famer to be voted president of the United States.
Trump surprisingly defeated Hillary Clinton and will be sworn in as leader of the free world in January, after Barack Obama finishes his term. Until then, though, Trump’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 might be his highest honor.
As you can see from that video (and his WWE bio — yes, he has one), Trump has a long history with the WWE. But his most famous moment might have come at WrestleMania 23 in 2007, when he body-slammed McMahon in “The Battle of the Billionaires” and celebrated his victory by shaving the WWE leader’s head.
It really happened. See for yourself.
That wasn’t Trump’s first foray into the sports world, however. He famously led the USFL into an antitrust case against the NFL that ended up killing the fledging league. He also tried to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014, but the USFL fiasco had turned off NFL owners.
Evidently, it didn’t turn off American voters, who just handed Trump the keys to the kingdom.
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