There’s a ton of rumors going on about a future appearance of Donald Trump on Smackdown Live. He is current President of the United States of America who also happens to be a WWE Hall of Famer. So if he does show up then WWE’s move to FOX Sports will receive a huge boost in terms of TV ratings. But for now, we will go back to the memory where he had a confrontation with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Donald Trump has had several WWE appearances in the past over on Monday Night Raw due to a good relationship with Vince McMahon. They would eventually involve in a Wrestlemania storyline for the 23rd edition of the show. It created the infamous Battle of the Billionaires with Stone Cold Steve Austin serving as the special guest referee.
Ultimately Bobby Lashley won the match on behalf of Donald Trump fighting against Umaga who represented Vince McMahon. After he picked up the win, McMahon got his head shaved on live TV which was a hilarious moment. But it was Stone Cold Steve Austin who had the final celebration courtesy of the Stunner on the current POTUS.
Stone Cold Steve Austin recently explained how it all came together during an appearance on KFC Radio. He stated the following over how pro-wrestling is fun giving birth to such a hilarious moment where The Boss had to go bald and eventually everyone laughed out about it,
“Man I tell you what. No, but here’s how that went down. I was going to be the referee and it was team versus team and whoever’s team lost. The head of that team which was Vince[McMahon] and Trump was gonna have to get their head shaved. Of course, you knew Donald Trump wasn’t going to get his head shaved cuz it’s pro wrestling.”
— KFC Radio (@KFCradio) August 6, 2019
It was The Boss who came up with the idea that Stone Cold Steve Austin should end the entire segment with his pendant Stunner to produce a Wrestlemania moment. The audience went nuts like they always do seeing this finisher from the Texas Rattlesnake. This time around, the impact was even bigger as he hit it in Billionaire, Donald Trump. Here’s more from Austin from what happened at backstage giving birth to the cult moment,
“Vince was gonna get shaved. So all of a sudden Vince comes to me and straight-up there this is the way it happened. We’re in the back area. 90,000 people out there Ford Field and he goes “Steve come over here. I’m gonna see if I can get Trump to take a stunner. I said, “Aw bull shit”. I said, ” You think he will?” He goes “I know Donald he’ll do it.”
“So anyways he goes “Donald, Come over here” and he goes, “Steve this is Donald Trump.” “Hey, Mr. Trump. How are you doing?” And I met him. He goes “Listen I was thinking about after everything is all said and done. Steve would hit you with his finished move.” “Well, what is it.” “Well, it’s called a stunner and it kind of goes like this.” And Donald Trump’s right-hand guy all of a sudden goes, “Oh no no no no you don’t need to do that there are a million reasons why you shouldn’t do that. And here’s why.” But Donald said, he looked at Vince, and he goes “You think it’ll help the show?” He goes “Oh Donald they’ll go crazy.”
“So Donald Trump was man enough to go out there and now we botched it. It was the slickest stunner that I ever delivered but I give him credit. Just from it. Whatever anyone’s opinion is that he did was cool enough and in a Showtime event like that event to go out there and be a part of the show and make people happy. I dug it.”