WWE has always been known for being inclusive of celebrities and stars from outside the industry. Whether it be music artist Bad Bunny or former President and business tycoon Donald Trump, Vince McMahon and co. have always tried to create an all-inclusive landscape. Over the years, the sports entertainment juggernaut has had trysts with Mike Tyson, Logan Paul, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. Recently, WWE Hall of Famer Kane met up with fellow inductee Donald Trump.
It was an honor to visit with President Donald Trump. He was friendly, remarkably kind, and incredibly generous with his time. pic.twitter.com/71f0cOsTt4
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) June 6, 2023
The Big Red Machine, who used to be a household name during his time in WWE, has now left the squared circle to pursue a career in politics. He is currently the mayor of Knox County. Taking to Twitter, he shared a photo of himself with former US President Donald Trump. This led to fans addressing the meet-up on the microblogging site. The WWE Universe had many questions, with one fan stating that the company would not be happy with the two men meeting.
Uh, oh. WWE won’t like that…
— Valhalla, Lord Of Ghostlight⁶ (@NotMachine2) June 6, 2023
Two amazing men! Lots of respect in that room!
— Zeek Arkham 🇺🇸 (@ZeekArkham) June 6, 2023
— 𝙜ͭ𝙧ͪ𝙖ͤ𝙫𝙚𝙮ˢʰᵒʷ (@graveyworld) June 6, 2023
This man set Jim Ross on fire, hooked Shane McMahon’s nuts to a car battery, and tried to burn his brother alive in a casket, but this somehow he’s gotten more evil in retirement 😭 https://t.co/dH385i0zCT
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) June 7, 2023
I’ll never understand how someone as smart as Glen Jacobs and who has been described as one of the nicest guys in the wrestling business can align with such a malignant figure as Donald Trump and the GOP. https://t.co/26LycTP4TW
— Simon Davies 🏳️🌈 (@MyNameIsSimon88) June 7, 2023
Trump served as President of the United States of America. His tenure ran from 2016 to 2020 and saw him lead the country as the 45th state leader. Meanwhile, Kane has been a mainstay in the WWE since his debut in 1995. He took on the moniker of Kane, who was identified as the brother of The Undertaker. The duo would later go on to be called The Brothers of Destruction. The two-time world champion was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.
Donald Trump had a notable feud with Vince McMahon in WWE
Donald Trump has a longstanding friendship with Vince McMahon that dates back to the mid-1980s. He has been invited back to the company on several occasions and in several roles. McMahon has often invited Trump and has even used the Trump Plaza for two editions of WrestleMania.
However, Donald Trump’s greatest tryst with WWE came ahead of WrestleMania 23, when he and Vince McMahon engaged in a Battle of the Billionaires storyline. The two successful men, with matching egos, collided in a battle for supremacy. They chose two apprentices to represent them and square off at WrestleMania 23. While McMahon chose the behemoth Umaga, Donald Trump chose the powerful Bobby Lashley. As the two men squared off, the stakes were that whoever lost would see their boss’ hair get shaved off.
— On This Day in WWE (@OTD_in_WWE) February 12, 2022
The bout gained more traction when Stone Cold Steve Austin was appointed as the special guest referee. In the end, Umaga ended up losing, which led to McMahon getting his head shaved off. It remains, to this day, one of the most iconic storylines in WWE history. Donald Trump was then inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.