Before he became the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump was a Hall-of-Fame WWE performer and a personal friend of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. One famous night, Trump attended an episode of Monday Night Raw at Madison Square Garden, and his buddy Vince had a surprise in store for him.
I was talking to my sister the other day, and she goes, ‘all those years you wrestled and everything else and the most you’re known for is spitting on Donald Trump and beating up Geoffrey The Giraffe.’
The Donald Trump thing, it was a rib and Vince’s plan. I wasn’t even on the show at The Garden and all of a sudden, they called me at home and said, ‘Vince wants you at The Garden show.’ It’s last-second, you know I was all excited, I had always dreamed of wrestling at Madison Square Garden with WWE. I mean, The Garden is such a great venue.
So I was stoked and I get there and I see I’m a special attraction with Kane. I go, ‘wow, I don’t know why they really needed me. I’m just going to be chokeslammed in three minutes and be done, but whatever, it’s cool. It’s The Garden.’
I go out to the ring and I see someone and say to myself, ‘that guy doesn’t really fit here,’ but I got the sunglasses on and the red lights are going and the energy’s going so I pretty much rush through it. I go up the steps and I can hear the people really getting behind me. I’m like, ‘Woah, this is cool. I’m over in The Garden.’ I start drinking [from the goblet filled with stage blood] and the deeper I kept drinking, the louder it got. I spray [the fake blood] and it roars so I’m guessing this whole time I was drinking down, people were trying to pull Donald Trump back, but he didn’t want to be touched so MSG security were pushing themselves against the guardrail. So they’re trying to push him even further away and I didn’t see them and I just spray as hard as I ever could spray.
I was super scared I was going to get in trouble. Stephanie told me, ‘my dad’s upset, Trump is his friend.’ She wound me up for like a day and a half or something and it turns out Vince set that whole thing up. He double-ribbed all of us.
Double-ribbed… for all of our pleasure.
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