Trump heading to WWE Hall of Fame 2013...Feb 2013
Hall of Fame Wrestling
Trump has been a long time and extremely loyal friend
to the WWE and its top brass.
goes way back to the late '80s when he hosted WrestleMania
at his Atlantic City hotel and casino 'Ceasars Palace'.
now for all his efforts helping boost the pro-wrestling
organization's profile, the WWE announced on Monday
that it's inducting The Apprentice star into the WWE
Hall of Fame Saturday, April 6, in a ceremony taking
place at Madison Square Garden.
I was just informed that I'm being inducted into the
WWE Hall of Fame-- a great honor -- 4/6/13 at @MSGnyc,"
Donald has also been part of the WWE's storylines,
with the most memorably with the famed "Battle
of the Billionaires" match at WrestleMania XXIII,
in which Trump shaved WWE honcho Vince McMahon's head
in front of 80,000 fans.
celebrity inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame include
Drew Carey, Mike Tyson, Bob Uecker and Pete Rose.
Trump to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame
(NYSE:WWE) announced that Donald J. Trump will be
a celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame on
Saturday, April 6 at Madison Square Garden in New
York City during WrestleMania 29 Week.
has been a part of WWEs most popular events
and storylines dating to WrestleMania IV in 1988 and
WrestleMania V in 1989, when he legit hosted the pop-culture
extravaganzas in Atlantic City.
a 2009 angle, Trump purchased WWE and
then resold WWE back to Vince McMahon
a week later for double the price.
his most famous WWE storyline, Trump challenged McMahon
to a Battle of the Billionaires match
at WrestleMania XXIII, resulting in an all-time record
for pay-per-view buys and McMahons head being
shaved at the hands of The Donald and
his wrestler Bobby Lashley.
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,
Trump, Chairman and President, The Trump Organization,
said in a release. Ive always enjoyed
and respected WWEs brand of entertainment and
look forward to the ceremony in my hometown at Madison
WWE Chairman and CEO, said: Donald is a global
icon whose status brought an unmatched level of publicity
and grandeur to WWE.
is the pre-eminent developer of quality real estate
in the United States and abroad. He made the Trump
brand synonymous with excellence. His portfolio includes
dozens of award-winning skyscrapers, hotels, clubs
and golf courses (including purchasing Doral Golf
Resort & Spa in Miami-Dade County). He is an accomplished
and best-selling author of more than a dozen books
including one of the best-selling business books of
all time, The Art of the Deal.
is also the star and co-producer of the NBC hit series,
The Apprentice, which premieres its 13th
season on Sunday, March 3.
is the latest celebrity inductee entering the WWE
Hall of Fame, joining Drew Carey, Pete Rose, Bob Uecker,
Mike Tyson and William Refrigerator Perry.
Also in the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Class are Bruno
Sammartino, Mick Foley, Bob Backlund and Trish Stratus.
for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are
available through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are subject
to service charges and facility fees.
information on Donald Trump, visit www.Trump.com
Click to view a special WWE video on Donald J. Trump:
Trump announced for WWE Hall of Fame 2013...
Saturday, April 6, 2013, real estate mogul, best-selling
author and perennial thorn in Mr. McMahons side
Donald Trump will be inducted into the WWE Hall of
Fame alongside Bruno Sammartino, Mick Foley, Bob Backlund
and Trish Stratus in Madison Square Garden.
is a global icon whose status brought an unmatched
level of publicity and grandeur to WWE, WWE
Chairman and CEO Mr. McMahon said.
star and co-producer of the hit NBC series, "The
Apprentice" which premieres its 13th season
on Sunday, March 3 Trump has been a key figure
in WWE since 1988 when his Trump Plaza hosted WrestleMania
IV. The following year, WrestleMania V emanated from
the same building, making it the first venue to present
consecutive Show of Shows.
Donalds most lasting impact on WWE occurred
at WrestleMania 23 when he put his famous head of
hair on the line against Mr. McMahons mane in
a Battle of the Billionaires. A record
number of viewers tuned in to see Trump back Bobby
Lashley to victory over Mr. McMahons Umaga and
then shave The Chairmans head in front of more
than 80,000 WWE fans.
was literally the thrill of a lifetime performing
in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans during the Battle
of the Billionaires match at WrestleMania 23,
Donald Trump said.
wasnt done with Mr. McMahon just yet as he returned
in 2009 to purchase Monday Night Raw from his rival.
The following week, The Donald presented the show
commercial-free and gave every fan in attendance a
full refund. Mr. McMahon was so incensed with Trumps
actions that he was cornered into buying his program
back for twice the price. (PHOTOS OF TRUMP)
always enjoyed and respected WWEs brand of entertainment
and look forward to the ceremony in my hometown at
Madison Square Garden, the Chairman and President
of The Trump Organization said.
Schwarzenegger tipped to induct Bruno Sammartino into
WWE Hall of Fame 2013...
top choice to induct Sammartino into the Hall of Fame
this year is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bruno and Arnold
have been friends for over 40 years, when they worked
out together in New York and California in the late
1960's and early 70's. Bruno Sammartino was one of
the judges of the Mr. Olympia contest that Schwarzenegger
won and also they judged several bodybuilding contests
together in later years.
remain mates to this day and will be together in a
few weeks when Bruno Sammartino is inducted into the
International Sports Hall of Fame that is part of
the Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH on March 2nd.
Sammartino tipped to be in WWE 2K 14 video game...
WWE working on several projects for Bruno Sammartino
this year, the 2013 Hall of Famer is expected to be
a playable character in the new WWE 2K14 video game,
in an attempt to draw in older video game players.
Bruno is also fully expected to participate in DVD
releases, including some on his career and life, as
well as a potential movie - documentary project.
Rock movie ratings...
to The Hollywood Reporter, The Rock's latest movie
Snitch took the #2 spot at the U.S. box office. The
movie opened with $13 million, just behind Identity
Thief, which took the top slot with $14.1 million.
The article noted that the movie opened respectably,
although the studio likely wanted it to do better.
The movie did open better than Rock's last solo action
film, Faster, which took in $8 million during its
opening weekend. The movie also opened better than
recent action flicks from Sylvester Stallone and Arnold
Hulk Hogan to get new reality TV show...
Hogan noted on his Twitter that he will be working
on a new reality show. No other details were given.
He wrote, "Very grateful for attracting a new
reality show where I get to work with family and a
few good friends that always wanted to be in show
biz, Ill keep the Maniacs updated during the hard
work make it real process,great to be in the positive
abundant flow of Gods universe. HH"
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper wrestling show gets
52 episode deal...
Piper's promotion, Portland Wrestling Uncut, has been
picked up for 52 more episodes. The show can be found
on the YouTube channel of FOX 12 Oregon at this link.
Ric Flair to appear at The Big Event...
Flair has been added to the list of guests that will
appear at "The Big Event" on March 2nd at
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel in East Elmhurst, N.Y. "The
Nature Boy" will be available to sign autographs
and take pictures with fans. You can get more information
or purchase tickets at SportsFanPromotions.com
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka book a must read
for wrestling fans...
been sent Snuka's autobiography and it is a real page
turner. Focusing on the positives of Jimmy's life
and career, while not shying away from numerous dark
elements. Jimmy's spirit shines through in this amazing
Chris Jericho interviewed about wrestling, his rock
band Fozzy and more...
noted earlier, Chris Jericho appeared on AfterBuzz
TV's RAW aftershow last Tuesday night. Thanks to AfterBuzz
TV for sending this recap of his appearance:
Superstar Chris Jericho made an appearance on a special
edition of AfterBuzz TV's RAW aftershow Tuesday night.
The wrestling legend was invited on the network to
discuss his return to WWE and the new Syfy show, Robot
Combat League, which Jericho hosts. In the interview,
Jericho discusses his recent RAW Active match with
CM Punk, why his return to wrestling is different
than other Superstars, and how his now infamous jacket
came to fruition.
up, Jericho wanted to be two things: a pro wrestler
and a rock star. Now the 42-year-old wrestler is in
the middle of yet another return to the WWE and just
embarked on a multi-day Australian tour with his band,
past month has been one of my best months ever,"
is one of the few Superstars who has not only been
able to parlay his wrestling career into other aspects
of the entertainment industry, but also committed
enough to give 100% every time he reenters the ring.
tells AfterBuzz, "Nothing against what Rock does
or Brock or any of those guys, when I come back, I
don't just come back for Monday Night Raw. I do the
Jericho's return, he's reignited his feud with fellow
Superstars, Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk. He recounts
Feb 4th's WWE RAW Active match between himself and
CM Punk, where the writers created a poll to designate
which wrestler, out of Chris Jericho, Randy Orton
and Rey Mysterio, would face Punk. A flash poll earlier
in the week, predicted Orton to be the challenger
and the writers told Jericho to not prepare with Punkhe
would face Wade Barrett.
afternoon of the match, Jericho thought, "I knew
I was going to win [the RAW active poll]," and
he was right. He says the writers were shocked the
fans chose him over Orton.
joked, "I went to the writers' room and said,
'All you guys with your flash polls, go F yourself,
you can suck it.'"
in the interview, Y2J talks about how every time he
returns to wrestling he wants to do something fresh.
always wanted to be the Paul Stanley of wrestling...the
ultimate frontman or lead singer who commands the
crowd. Whenever I come back I try to do something
different," says Jericho. "I had this idea...Googled
and then found this designer, Jonathan Logan. Went
to visit him in the Fashion District and didn't really
know anything about him. Turns out he makes all of
Brad Pitt's stuff, all of Justin Bieber's stuff, David
Lee Roth's stuff."
collaborating on a design, Logan suggested adding
lights to the jacket as he had done for an Alecia
Keys outfit, thus creating the iconic glowing jacket
Jericho sports at shows.
cool as the jacket is, Jericho says, it's also a hassle.
"There's little wires and they snap all the time.
I constantly have to [fix] them." Jericho says
WWE's prop guys yell at him for having to fix the
jacket so frequently.
divulges that the entire right side of his jacket
broke before his intro at Wrestlemania XXVIII last
year. "I had to turn and walk backwards and cheat
the camera," says Jericho, "I didn't want
anyone to see that the whole right side of my jacket
had gone out...this was literally two minutes before
I had to go to the ring. I was furious. I could have
given a crap about the match, all I cared about was
my stupid jacket."
asked about traveling with the jacket, Jericho mentioned
an instance when he was traveling and he originally
placed his jacket in his check luggage, however, the
luggage was overweight. Jericho had to remove the
jacket and take it as carry on, despite not having
a bag to put it in.
had to ask [TSA] for a garbage bag. I put my big fancy
jacket in a garbage bag and put it through security.
One guy called me out and said 'Jericho man, that's
your jacket? You can't keep it in a plastic bag.'"
recent change in appearance are Jericho's new tattoos.
He says, "I just thought it would be cool to
get a tattoo, something that means something to me.
It's something I've always wanted to do and now was
the time to do it."
Jericho's new show, Syfy's Robot Combat League, Jericho
enthuses, "It's Real Steel with actual Robots."
He says it's nothing like Mick Foley's robot show,
first thing that I thought when I was in the arena
and they brought the robot out, if it hadn't stopped
walking I would have turned around and ran away. It
was that intimidating," Jericho says, "We've
now created robots that can kill humans, and in 10-years
when they take over the planet, you'll know you saw
it first on Robot Combat League."
Combat League premieres on Syfy Feb. 26th at 10/9c.
TV's RAW aftershow, hosted by Ryan Katz, Cathy Kelley,
Ryan Clum and Josh Padgett airs Monday nights, immediately
following USA's airing of RAW. The RAW aftershow is
a weekly wrap up show that broadcasts worldwide from
Los Angeles, CA as part of Extra's Maria Menounos
and filmmaker Keven Undergaro's online broadcast network,
AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing
daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans' favorite TV
shows, covering shows like The Walking Dead, American
Idol, The Bachelor, Being Human and countless others.
Currently AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly
downloads on iTunes from over 75 countries. For further
information about the network, visit www.afterbuzztv.com
the Chris Jericho interview here...