The only place to satisfy all of your guilty pleasures. He is now a mixed martial arts fighter and the champion of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Gary Stonehouse Mark Hodge. Vince McMahon tried to escape the same fate. As most of you are surely aware, having a great working relationship with Vince is critical to succeeding in WWE, and this is something many talent lack backstage as they're typically intimidated by Vinnie Mac. However, Triple H ended up putting his ego aside heading into 'Mania 32, as he put over Vince's number one 'golden boy' Roman Reigns convincingly in the main event for the championship. Wrestling aficionados say President Trump, who has a long history with the game, has borrowed tactics of the sport to cultivate the ultimate antihero character - who wins at all costs, incites outrage and follows nobody's rules but his own.
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Smackdown! Trump’s insult act comes from pro wrestling hype
Perhaps Triple H was trying to cosplay as 'Hunter B. Even his cue-ball head seemed to have muscles. After being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in , many thought that Trump had said goodbye to the world of over-the-top theatrical pageantry, but his successful foray into politics has perhaps proved that a cartoon world is the only one he truly knows. Considering Triple H's theme song is heavy metal, it's not hard to understand why he'd be a fan of the likes of Osbourne, and rumors suggest they're actually great friends in real-life. In Triple H's words, he was 'working on a side project for the hair club for men'.
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These types of media stunts with big time celebrities such as Donald definitely draw in the casual fans and general audiences who wouldn't usually be interested in 'wrasslin'. Two years later, Trump showed up on RAW in the summer of when he announced that he had "purchased" the show. Speaking of the late Paul Bearer, he undoubtedly played an instrumental role in The Undertaker's success in WWE, and he was absolutely convincing in his role as the slightly insane 'caretaker' of both 'Taker and Kane. To those who were present, though, The Battle of the Billionaires is more an outrageous moment in wrestling history than an explanation of anything that happened next. I doubt I or my mom for that matter will ever forget Shelton Benjamin's big and extremely entertaining momma.
The other might have been even wealthier and just as prone to outlandish behavior, but Trump was positioned as the magnanimous billionaire, the one who understood what they wanted. However, that's just the nature of the business, and Triple H definitely paved the way for his own career trajectory in WWE. It's clear WWE are attempting to reach the mass audiences with their PG friendly content and various brand partnerships, and though many fans are firmly against it, profit wise, the WWE has plenty to gain from their new direction. Regardless, all these years later and my mom still remembers big momma more than many former WWE stars who've captured championship gold. But now, at the last possible moment, McMahon wanted to add another wrinkle. At the time, Trump expressed complete support of Ventura, even if he reentered politics.