A report has now revealed the bizarre details of Donald Trump’s agreement with WWE for his appearance at WrestleMania 23 for the ‘Battle of the Billionaires.’
In early 2007 Vince McMahon became wrapped up in a surreal feud with Donald Trump. After some back and forth between the two businessmen, a clash between the pair was set for WrestleMania 23. Or at least, kind of.
Each man picked someone who would represent them in the match, while the loser would have to have their head shaved bald. McMahon’s proxy was confirmed as Umaga, and Trump chose Bobby Lashley. For some extra spice Stone Cold Steve Austin was appointed as the special guest referee.
In the end, after much shenanigans, Lashley scored the win, leading to McMahon having his head shaved in the middle of the ring.
A new report has now claimed to have unearthed some of the details of Trump’s contract for the WrestleMania appearance. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, one of Trump’s representatives, confirmed that under “no circumstances” could Trump have his head shaved, including if “Mr. Trump’s wrestler dropped dead in the ring.”
The surreal discovery was made against a backdrop of further revelations about Vince McMahon’s business dealings. The report notes that McMahon made two unrecorded payments worth a total for $5 million to the Donald Trump Foundation. These payments coincided Trump’s appearances on WWE television in 2007 and 2009.
Prior to McMahon’s retirement on July 22nd he had come under fire following a series of a serious allegations of sexual misconduct. The allegations include claims that McMahon made numerous payments of millions of dollars to former employees with whom he had sexual relationships. It has also been alleged that McMahon coerced one former wrestler into performing oral sex on him, before later “buying” her silence.
WWE recently revealed that the investigation into Vince McMahon is “largely complete.”