A document from a public campaign trying to bolster Donald Trump listed a staged WWE skit as a real life arrest.
Documents have been obtained by the House Oversight Committee and provided to Politico, which detail proposals for a campaign to ‘defeat despair’ amid the coronavirus pandemic by ‘helping the president’ to help the US.
The proposed campaign – which looked to produce adverts featuring celebrities before the election – has fallen through, but Atlas Research had vetted at least 274 potential stars on a number of issues before asking them to take part.
Ronda Rousey features in the list, and one of the additional notes reads: ‘Arrested during WWE event in 2019.’
As wrestling fans will know, the incident in question was part of the former UFC champion’s storyline feud with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair going into last year’s WrestleMania event.
Just days before the three women fought over the Raw and SmackDown Titles in the main event of WM 35, they teamed up in a winning effort against the Riott Squad.
Following the tag match, the trio came to blows as security personnel lose control of the situation, and – as part of the storyline – police had to get involved.
Flair, Rousey and Lynch got cuffed and taken backstage before the latter two got loaded into a car.
However, they began fighting in the back of the vehicle, with Ronda kicking the passenger window out and Becky crashing it into another car.
Meanwhile, officials were also trying to stop Lynch and Flair from coming together.
Later in the broadcast, the Raw announcers – again in storyline terms – said the trio had been taken to a local police station.
Paul “Triple H” Levesque has previously claimed that Donald Trump once expressed concern for Vince McMahon’s safety after mistaking a WWE plot – in which the company’s boss was killed off – for real life.
In 2008, Triple H told the Opie and Anthony Show: ‘Oh man, I was scared to death. If I hadn’t seen the pre-tape where he got in and out of the car, you know what I mean?
‘What kills me is so many people called, like Trump called and was like “something happened to Vince.” ‘
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