Politics and wrestling are both public spectacles full of bravado and sometimes embarrassingly absurd situations. Donald Trump himself is an absurd human being who has more money than all of us combined because life is unfair and awful. Lucky for us, absurd human beings are our bread and butter.
Trump has a long history of palling around with his weirdo billionaire friend in WWE. He’s even in the “celebrity wing” of the WWE Hall of Fame. Given that dredging up the past (fake or not) is Trump’s specialty, we decided to take a look back at some of the moments that are almost as ridiculous as the idea of Trump actually being president.
Donald Trump Meets The Boogeyman
My favorite part of celebrity guests on Raw is when they treat wrestlers like garbage and no-sell gimmicks, or suggest that they could beat them in a kayfabe fight (please see almost any celebrity interaction with Heath Slater). I’m kidding, it’s awful. The Boogeyman is a dude with a mouth full of worms who scared the jeepers out of a plain old millionaire and his lady friend, but I guess those extra zeros on the end of your net-worth either make you impervious to fear or an insufferable asshole. Smart money is on me not saying which so we don’t get hella sued.
Donald Trump “vs.” Rosie O’Donnell
Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell squared off in the media after O’Donnell criticized Trump for forgiving a Miss USA contestant, and letting her keep her crown, after causing a media uproar by partying and drinking while underage. This spiraled out of control, causing the two to appear on any show that would have them to call each other names, accuse them of infidelity, and basically go round and round in a circle jerk of public idiocy. Their feud was so ridiculous, it included a “peace offering” from KFC: The two could meet at any KFC restaurant of their choice and hash it out over a shared 10-piece bucket of chicken. If that all sounds totally reasonable to you, please revisit this grainy video of two wrestlers dressed as Trump and Rosie wrestling on Raw, wherein “Trump” defeats “Rosie” with a Flying Hairbutt. Thank goodness this was fake, as I’m pretty sure Trump’s actual hair is hard enough to be considered a deadly weapon.