Donald Trump Helped Ace Steel Secure A WWE Job

Vince McMahon found Ace Steel's portrayal of 'Donald Trump to be hilarious.

On the January 8, 2007 edition of Raw, WWE presented what is generally regarded as one of the very worst matches/segments in the long history of their flagship show. Looking to capitalise on the publicity generated by the very public spat between Donald Trump and chat show host Rosie O'Donnell, WWE booked a 'match' between the two on Raw. 

O'Donnell was portrayed by former NWA World Women's Champion Kiley McLean, while Trump (who won the match with a flying 'hairbutt') was played by none other than Ace Steel. Though it was widely panned by fans and critics, Trump's close friend Vince McMahon evidently thought it was a riot because, according to Steel, his performance got him signed by WWE. 

Speaking about the episode during a recent appearance on Wrestling with Rip Rogers, Steel revealed "I got a one-night bonus from Vince [McMahon]. Vince loved it. A week later, I got a call. I got hired. I was like, 'Really?'"

Steel was released from his developmental contract in February 2008.

H/T: TJRWrestling

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