LOP on Facebook LOP on Twitter LOP on Google Plus LOP on Youtube LOP's RSS Feed
News | Results | Columns | Forums

Home | Headlines | News | Results | Columns | Radio | Indy | Forums | Contact | Bookmark | Share



Posted in: WWE
Video: WWE Releases Special Promo for Donald Trump's HOF Induction
By Marc Middleton
Feb 25, 2013 - 5:37:56 PM

- As noted by Mike, WWE announced Donald Trump for the 2013 Hall of Fame today. Here is the full announcement with video:

TRUMP TO ENTER WWE® HALL OF FAME

STAMFORD, Conn., February 25, 2013 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that Donald J. Trump will be a celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. Mr. Trump has been a part of WWE’s most popular events and storylines dating back to WrestleMania® IV in 1988 and WrestleMania V in 1989 when he hosted the pop-culture extravaganzas in Atlantic City. In 2009, Mr. Trump “purchased” WWE and then “resold” WWE back to Mr. McMahon a week later for double the price. In his most famous WWE storyline, Mr. Trump challenged Mr. McMahon to a “Battle of the Billionaires” match at WrestleMania XXIII, resulting in an all-time record for pay-per-view buys and Mr. McMahon’s head being shaved at the hands of “The Donald.”

“It was literally the thrill of a lifetime performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans during the ‘Battle of the Billionaires’ match at WrestleMania XXIII,” said Donald Trump, Chairman and President, The Trump Organization. “I’ve always enjoyed and respected WWE’s brand of entertainment and look forward to the ceremony in my hometown at Madison Square Garden.”

“Donald is a global icon whose status brought an unmatched level of publicity and grandeur to WWE,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Trump is the pre-eminent developer of quality real estate both in the United States and abroad, and has made the Trump brand synonymous with excellence. His portfolio includes dozens of award-winning skyscrapers, hotels, golf courses and clubs. He is an accomplished and best-selling author of over a dozen books including one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal. Mr. Trump is also the star and co-producer of the NBC hit series, The Apprentice, which premieres its 13th season on Sunday, March 3.

Mr. Trump is the latest celebrity inductee entering the WWE Hall of Fame, joining Drew Carey, Pete Rose, Bob Uecker, Mike Tyson and William “Refrigerator” Perry. Other members of the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Class include Bruno Sammartino, Mick Foley, Bob Backlund and Trish Stratus™.



Big WrestleMania 29 Midcard Angle Revealed?, Revealing New Rosa Mendes Gym Pics...


  • The Rock Reveals Plans for a One-Man Show and What His Dream Fatal 4 Way Would Be

  • Early Hercules Reviews, The Rock Confronts Bully to Superfan, Talks About His Fanny Pack

  • Russo Talks McMahon Nixing His WCW Angle, Bret and Heyman In TNA, His Vision for WCW

  • Full WWE Network Schedule for Friday - Managers on Legends of Wrestling, Old School, More

  • Daniel Bryan Announces His Book at SDCC, Update on a Big Role for The Rock, WWE Stock

  • Bryan Asked About WWE PPV Bonuses, Hogan on The Miz & One More Match, More on Sting

  • Sting Talks About His WWE Future and Hulk Hogan, More on Today's Comic Con Appearance

  • Video of Sting's Appearance at Comic Con Today, Beyond The Ring and Legends of Wrestling

  • Photos of Sting, Hulk Hogan, Paul Heyman and Daniel Bryan at Comic Con Today

  • Photo of The Rock & His Girlfriend, "WWE Transformed" Revealed, Veronica Lane & Bull Dempsey