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Original Plan For Vince McMahon – Donald Trump “Battle Of The Billionaires” At WrestleMania 23

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 12, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Tito Santana vs. Honky Tonk Man

– Greg Valentine vs. Reno Riggins

– Bushwhackers vs. Mike Scarberry and Kenny Arnold

– Mr. Perfect/Genius Segment- The perfect Ping Pong player!

– “Widow Maker” Barry Windham vs. Mark Reagan

– Rockers vs. Barry Hardy & Tony Burton

– Hulk Hogan/Jake Roberts/Demolition Interview

– Powers of Pain vs. Bill Woods & Chuck Casey

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• Original Plan For Vince McMahon – Donald Trump “Battle Of The Billionaires” At WrestleMania 23

During a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho podcast, WWF Legend Chris Jericho and former WWE writer Court Bauer talked about Donald Trump’s storyline with Vince McMahon in 2007.

Bauer went on to talk about how the original plan for their WrestleMania 23 match got changed:

“Originally, it was supposed to be, instead of Bobby Lashley, we had Rey Mysterio in there. And then, the thought was [imitating Vince McMahon], ‘well, why would Donald pick him? He’d want someone big!’

And that’s why Bobby got it, and, unfortunately, Rey didn’t get that big WrestleMania payday.”

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