Donald Trump is no stranger to the world of pro wresting. As a matter of fact, the former U.S. President has appeared on WWE television on multiple occasions, the most famous of which transpired at WrestleMania 23.

Trump and Vince McMahon famously butted heads in a “Battle of the Billionaires” match at WrestleMania 23. McMahon was represented by Umaga, whereas Trump acquired the services of Bobby Lashley.

The stipulation called for the loser’s head to be shaved bald. As predicted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vince McMahon took the loss and, as a result, got his head shaved bald by Trump, Lashley and special guest referee Steve Austin.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a person who reviewed Trump’s contract for his WrestleMania appearance stated that the real estate mogul won’t be getting his head shaved bald under any circumstances.


“Mr. Trump had his associates review the contract to ensure that under no circumstances would Mr. McMahon be allowed to shave his head, even if Mr. Trump’s wrestler dropped dead in the ring.”

WWE reportedly paid Trump $4 million for his appearance on the grandest stage of them all. The payments went to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and weren’t recorded as company expenses, per se.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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