SMACKDOWN: Trump Just Picked A Pro Wrestling Executive To Join His Team

American politics has always harboured a very curious intersection with pro wrestling – to the point that former pro Jesse Ventura literally became the Governor of Minnesota. And let’s not forget the fact that Donald Trump will be the first President who is also in the WWE Hall of Fame.

Well, the ties run deeper now. Linda McMahon, the wife of WWE chief Vince McMahon and co-founder of the sports entertainment behemoth, has just been appointed to a role in Trump’s incoming administration. She’ll be running the Small Business Administration, who assist in financing and training small business owners.
“Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in our country,” McMahon said in a statement. “I am honored to join the incredibly impressive economic team that President-elect Trump has assembled to ensure that we promote our country’s small businesses and help them grow and thrive.”

McMahon previously ran for U.S. Senate for the Republicans in 2010 and 2012 – spending a whopping $100 million over the two campaigns.
The response on Twitter, as expected, was a whole stack of WWE gifs.

There you go. As writer Dan O’Sullivan pointed out in a VICE Sports article earlier in the year, McMahon copped a federal investigation during her Senate run about her possible involvement in a steroid trafficking ring centred around the WWE. So that’s nice.

Great! Great.
Source: CNBC.
Photo: WWE.