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Trump in Wrestling: A Look Back at Donald Trump at WrestleMania

Sports | News18.com | July 6, 2017, 3:22 pm
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 If now President Trump's recent attacks on television personalities, journalists and political rivals feel like something straight out of the pro wrestling circuit, it may not be a coincidence - wrestling aficionados say the president, who has a long history with the game, has borrowed the time-tested tactics of the sport.<br />In this March 28, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump, left, stands before World Wrestling Entertainment boss Vince McMahon, right, under the eye of wrestler

If now President Trump's recent attacks on television personalities, journalists and political rivals feel like something straight out of the pro wrestling circuit, it may not be a coincidence - wrestling aficionados say the president, who has a long history with the game, has borrowed the time-tested tactics of the sport.
In this March 28, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump, left, stands before World Wrestling Entertainment boss Vince McMahon, right, under the eye of wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, center during a news conference in New York to discuss a planned "Battle of the Billionaires" match. (Image: AP)

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 In this March 28, 2007, file photo, Vince McMahon, right, World Wrestling Entertainment president, watches as Donald Trump arrives for a news conference in New York to discuss their planned WrestleMania

In this March 28, 2007, file photo, Vince McMahon, right, World Wrestling Entertainment president, watches as Donald Trump arrives for a news conference in New York to discuss their planned WrestleMania "Battle of the Billionaires". (Image: AP)

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 Donald Trump cheers on his fighter during the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania April 1, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event drew more than 80,000 wrestling fans. (Image: AFP)

Donald Trump cheers on his fighter during the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania April 1, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event drew more than 80,000 wrestling fans. (Image: AFP)

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 In this Sunday, April 1, 2007, file photo, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, center, held by

In this Sunday, April 1, 2007, file photo, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, center, held by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, prepares to have his hair cut off by Donald Trump, left, and Bobby Lashley, right, after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. (Image: AP)

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 WWE chairman Vince McMahon (C) has his head shaved by Donald Trump (L) and Bobby Lashley (R) after losing a bet in the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania at Ford Field on April 1, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. Umaga was representing McMahon in the match when he lost to Bobby Lashley who was representing Trump. (Image: AFP)

WWE chairman Vince McMahon (C) has his head shaved by Donald Trump (L) and Bobby Lashley (R) after losing a bet in the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania at Ford Field on April 1, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. Umaga was representing McMahon in the match when he lost to Bobby Lashley who was representing Trump. (Image: AFP)

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 In this April 1, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump, left, and Bobby Lashley, right shave the head of Vince McMahon after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. (Image: AP)

In this April 1, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump, left, and Bobby Lashley, right shave the head of Vince McMahon after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. (Image: AP)

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 WWE chairman Vince McMahon (C) has his head shaved by Donald Trump (L) and Bobby Lashley (R) while being held down by ''Stone Cold'' Steve Austin after losing a bet in the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania at Ford Field on April 1, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. (Image: AFP)

WWE chairman Vince McMahon (C) has his head shaved by Donald Trump (L) and Bobby Lashley (R) while being held down by ''Stone Cold'' Steve Austin after losing a bet in the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania at Ford Field on April 1, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. (Image: AFP)

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 In this Sunday, April 1, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump raises the arm of wrestler Bobby Lashley after he defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. Trump body-slammed and then shaved the head of WWE boss Vince McMahon after what was known as the “Battle of the Billionaires.

In this Sunday, April 1, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump raises the arm of wrestler Bobby Lashley after he defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. Trump body-slammed and then shaved the head of WWE boss Vince McMahon after what was known as the “Battle of the Billionaires." (Image: AP)