Matt Hardy Recalls Donald Trump’s Stunned Backstage Reaction After Brutal WrestleMania Match

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Donald Trump couldn’t quite believe some of what he was witnessing at WrestleMania 23, according to Matt Hardy.

During the 2007 ‘Showcase Of The Immortals’, Mr Kennedy picked up the victory in a Money In The Bank ladder match which also included Matt Hardy, CM Punk, Randy Orton, King Booker, Jeff Hardy, and Edge. Certain moments in this match left the future President Of The United States shocked.

Speaking in a recent edition of his Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy podcast, the multi-time Tag Team Champion revealed Donald Trump’s reaction as the wrestlers came backstage after the match.

I do remember when we came back after the Money in the Bank matches he said ‘Oh my god. How can you guys walk after you jump off that ladder? Geez.’ I do remember a comment about that. It was just he was very shocked that we were jumping off ladders and landing on one another and hitting each other with ladders, he was amazed by that.

WrestleMania 23 also featured The Battle Of The Billionaires, where Umaga represented Mr McMahon in a match against Bobby Lashley, who was competing on behalf of Donald Trump. The All Mighty won the contest, meaning McMahon had to shave his head bald.

Matt Hardy discussed the match, and how the former WWE Chairman was 100% committed to the storyline.

I mean, Vince was totally committed. He’s like, yes, shave it all the ring. I mean, Vince would always say that like, and you’d hear that expression about Vince all the time. Like, he never asked a talent to do something that he wouldn’t do, and I think he really tried to make an example of that, if it came to, like, I’m having this hair versus hair match.

You know, this deal with Donald Trump. Like, if you’re gonna shave my head, you’re gonna shave it all the way down, and we’re going all the way bald, I’m fully committed, you know? So he was, he was big on setting an example, as far as like doing something that may be embarrassing or something that you have to step out of your comfort zone to do, he would be the first one to volunteer to do it.

Matt Hardy also recently discussed the poor reaction to Jeff Hardy’s Ring Of Honor debut, and how his brother would call the company Ring Of Horror after it.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.