WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump Facing Criminal Charges

Linda McMahon, Vince McMahon & Donald Trump

It has been confirmed that Donald Trump is set to be indicted for a hush money payment made in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Trump is the first serving, or former United States President to ever face criminal charges.

A grand jury voted to indict Trump after an investigation into a payment worth £130,000 was made to adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels in 2016. The payment was reportedly to buy Daniels’ silence as a way of covering up an affair.

In 2016, Stormy Daniels went public with claims that she had an affair with Trump back in 2006, the year after he married his wife Melania. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen then paid the star well over $100,000 for her silence. It should be noted that this isn’t illegal.

However, when Trump reimbursed his lawyer, the payment was recorded as “legal fees.” Prosecutors claim this amounts to falsifying business records, which is a crime in New York.

Prosecutors may also allege that these actions broke election laws, claiming the motivation behind the payments was to prevent voters from finding out about the affair.

Trump’s lawyer has stated the former president won’t be handcuffed for the court appearance on April 4th. Trump denies any wrongdoing.

Donald Trump Made Bizarre Deal Concerning WWE Appearance

Vince McMahon retired from his role as WWE Chairman on July 22nd against a backdrop of allegations involving sexual misconduct. This was followed by reports of unrecorded business expenses, which included two payments to the Donald Trump Foundation.

Among this report was a bizarre list of conditions for the ‘Battle of the Billionaires’ at WrestleMania 23. 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.”

Vince McMahon returned to WWE in January 2023, and after making his way back onto the Board of Directors was appointed Executive Chairman. It has been confirmed that McMahon has signed a new employment agreement with the company meaning he will remain in the role for two years.