On September 10th, 1990 "Trump Card" debuted its premier episode with host, Dolphins football star, Jimmy Cefalo. The show was hosted at fabulous Trump Plaza by none other than Q+ himself, Donald Trump! At what point do you drop the Trump Card?
Trump's war with the NFL started way back in 1984 when he was the owner of the New Jersey Generals of the upstart USFL (United States Football League). During this time period he had a quarterback #17 Brian Sipe and started his longtime friendship with Herschel Walker. Trump also sued the NFL for having a monopoly and won $1 dollar in court.
Next in 1986, Vince McMahon invited superstars from the NFL to battle superstars of the WWF in an over the top rope battle royal at Wrestlemania 2.
In 1988 Donald Trump passed on purchasing the New England Patriots. A few years later in 1994, good friend of Trump, Robert Kraft would purchase the team and take it on its championship destiny.
In 1995 the WWF was back to battling the NFL at Wrestlemania 11 as LT Lawrence Taylor took on Bam Bam Bigelow!
In 1999 Vince McMahon would announce the formation of the XFL to start in the 2000 spring time. He had challenged the NFL and said he would bring smash mouth football back.
In Spring of 2000, the New England Patriots would draft Tom Brady in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. He would develop a friendship with Donald Trump during his years in New England.
The XFL Season would officially kick off in 2000 for only one season. Though it showed strong ratings in the early games, it was not able to maintain and they closed doors after the first season.
September 11th, 2001 postponed a scheduled Smackdown in Houston, TX. Donald Trump's proposal in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was to rebuild the Twin Towers 5 stories taller than the previous. The project was called Twin Towers 2.
We also see that from 1988-1990 there was a tag team in the WWF called the Twin Towers. This team consisted of the Big Boss Man and Akeem. The clip of Trump speaking is a radio interview from 9/11/01 where he said "Never Forget."
Vince McMahon did his part in the aftermath of 9/11 by holding the first public assembly of its size since the tragedy of that Tuesday. McMahon started off the show addressing fans and Lillian Garcia sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. All sports that year had turned patriots in the wake of September 11th.
Shane McMahon explains the generational history between the McMahon Family and the Samoan Dynasty. He mentions likes of the High Chief Peter Maivia, The Headshrinkers, Yokozuna, The Uso and the Wild Samoans. Mr. McMahon introduces the man who has always been "his champion"
The Rock appears wearing a WHITE HAT.
The night before the King of the Ring 2000, Donald Trump visited Madison Square Garden to watch the WWF's 14th consecutive sellout there. Jerry the King Lawler interviews Trump and asks him who his favorite superstar is. Trump answers with The Rock. We also see the current First Lady Melania Trump ringside with Donald as they had first begun dating.
The next night in Boston, The Rock pinned Vince McMahon to win the WWF Championship. A New England Patriots fan looked on in the first row. The Patriots would go on in 2002 to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
The Rock appeared at the 2000 RNC where he defended Free Speech and the right to vote. He defended himself and the WWF from Brent Bozell of the Parent Teach Council who had been a long critic of the WWF and later on in life, President Donald Trump.
Tom Brady went to the State of the Union in 2004 and won the Super Bowl again that year and in 2005.
In 2003, Dave Portnoy starts Barstool Sports delivering newspapers at train stations throughout the Greater Boston Area.
The Rock likes the Spy World. Leading into SPYGATE which happened with the Patriots but also with the President years later.
The "Brady 4" are arrested as Portnoy leads his team in protest at the NFL Headquarter in NYC.
Coincidentally, Barstool Sports was founded in Milton, MA same place as George Bush. Imus who JFK Jr had famously interviewed with, died recently at the same place of George Bush's death. Hmmm
Stevie Richards, who back in 2000 was the leader of the RTC, now has a podcast where he questions what is in those letters at the George Bush funeral.
At WWE Payback 2014 Stephanie McMahon wears a stunning Tiffany Blue dress reminiscing of Jackie O and Melania at their respective Inaugurations.
The Rock exposes what Hollywood elitists due in an interview. Trump calls in and says Pizzagate on CNN before the phrase even existed. Portnoy makes a career on reviewing Pizza.
Stone Cold Steve Austin remembers that time on 10/8 he won the title and there was a giant R in the crowd... Patriots win 3 more Super Bowls a decade later pissing off the entire NFL.
Vince McMahon brings back the XFL in 2020. It goes under due to Covid-19. The Rock purchases it, who then gets Covid-19. He is HEALTHY though!
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