From WrestleMania all the way to the White House: Prior to becoming the President of the United States, Trump has shown up in WWE many times which makes part of his pro wrestling past. So, for instance, Donald Trump appeared surprisingly in the WWE event ten years ago. This was an unforgettable adventure which marked the history of WWE.
Stone Cold Steve Austin tells us how the most famous man in the world got a Stone Cold Stunner.
‘Battle of the Billionaires’ signified the battle between Trump and WWE chief Vince McMahon.
The culmination of their feud reached its peak at WrestleMania 23, in the Intercontinental Championship match, where Stone Cold Steve Austin was a guest referee. Umaga was standing in front of Vince McMahon whereas Bobby Lashley was supporting Trump. The battle ended with Stone Cold hitting Trump with his famous move – the Stone Cold Stunner.
This is what he said for Complex:
“Vince says to me, ‘Steve, I’m going to see if I can get Donald to take the Stunner,’” Austin said. “I said, ‘you think?’ He says, ‘Oh yeah, it’ll be great, it’ll be great.’
“He goes up to Donald and says, ‘Hey Donald, this is Stone Cold Steve Austin.’
“I shook Donald’s hand. He goes, ‘Listen, I want to know if after the match, when everything is done, if Steve could hit the Stone Cold Stunner on you.’
“Donald says, ‘You think it’d be a good thing?’ and Vince goes, ‘Oh, of course it would be. It would just blow the roof off the place.’
“And Donald’s right hand guy was saying, ‘No, no, no! You don’t need to do this, we got other things to do!’
“He’s trying to talk him out of it.
“And Donald says to Vince, ‘You think it’ll help?’ and Vince goes, ‘I promise you it’ll help.’
“And Donald says, ‘OK, I’ll do it.’”
Austin is aware that the move was not one of the best ones, but it served the purpose:
“It wasn’t a picture-perfect stunner,” Austin adds, “but I give Donald Trump a hell of a lot of credit for being a man.
“He was a stand-up guy, he was there to do business and we did business, so I respect the man for that.
“If I see him giving a speech on the TV, I don’t think,’Hey, I gave this guy a stunner.’
“We were doing business and we did business.
“The fact that he is going to be the next President of the United States, it’s a hell of a story.”