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Trump grapples with WWE as new 'owner' of RAW

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 16th 2009 1:02PM
Donald Trump, Monday Night Raw On a three-hour edition of World Wrestling Entertainment's Monday Night Raw on USA, CEO Vince McMahon announced he had sold the show to Donald Trump.

Before a shock wave ripples through the sports entertainment and reality show worlds, it's safe to say this is "a work" -- as they say in grappling circles. Trump has his orange-topped mug back on TV as an on-screen performer with WWE. Behind the curtain, when the arena goes dark, McMahon is still in charge.

According to McMahon, Trump will take over running the show in person next Monday night when a special, commercial-free Raw originates from Green Bay, Wisc.

This isn't Trump's first go around in the squared circle. Trump wagered his mountainous coiffure against McMahon's proud mane in a "Hair Vs. Hair Match" two years ago at Wrestlemania 23.

While Trump will appear on camera in various angles on the show from week to week (probably in pre-taped segments and rarely out in the ring), McMahon and his family will still control the company and its broadcasts backstage.

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Angelique

Nice to see a news site that seems to know what it is talking about with this. Most who are reporting it are taking it as gospel truth. Well done

June 18 2009 at 1:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edward

Well, it did say Vince sold the Raw brand to Trump, so they still "own" Smackdown and ECW. It's nice to see Trump and Mcmahon working together. Two over the top personalities who know how to brand themselves pulling a publicity stunt. I would think that Trump's luxury image would take some kind of hit though.

June 16 2009 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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