Everyone knows about Donald Trump‘s storied history with WWE. The guy’s been palling around with the McMahon family since at least circa WrestleMania IV, so he’s definitely seen some stuff. Still, the President-Elect isn’t so clued in to the inner workings of pro wrestling that he understood Vince McMahon didn’t really die in an infamous limo explosion that kicked off a hastily aborted 2007 storyline.
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen said storyline death, here you go:
Thanks to Deadspin, we’ve been reminded that in 2008, Triple H appeared on the Opie and Anthony show and was asked by resident wrestling expert Sam Roberts about that legendary limo explosion. Pretty much unprompted, Triple H launched into an incredible anecdote about how Trump — WWE Hall of Famer and person who had been involved with professional wrestling for over 20 years at that point — was one of the people who called to ask if Vince was okay after that legendary limo incident.
“What kills me is, so many people called — I mean, the office the next day, people … I’m not kidding you. And he’ll probably be mad at me for saying this, but like, Trump called, and was like, ‘Did something happen to Vince?’ It’s just the magic of television, you know what I mean?”
The great part about this is that it means there’s a chance that Trump really did think his hair was on the line at WrestleMania 24, so he probably did some pretty intense scouting and research before picking Bobby Lashley as his proxy. No wonder he was so elated when Lashley won.