In the middle of tonight’s (June 15, 2009) special 3 hour of RAW, Vince McMahon announced that he has officially sold “Monday Night Raw” to world famous entrepreneur, Donald Trump. Trump appeared via satellite to announce he was the new owner.
After greeting and thanking everyone, Donald Trump went on the attack. He told McMahon that he was happy he had finally gotten over his ego and made an intelligent business decision. He then informed Vince that he has never shown his appreciation for his fans the way a real entreprenur should. He explained that there were going to be changes under Mr. Trump’s control.
Trump explained that he will be running Raw his own way, which is, of course the “right” way.
Donald’s plan to show the WWE Universe his appreciation involved an announcement that next weeks episode of Raw will be completely commercial free. It will be airing on the USA network on June 22, 2009. This announcement left Vince nearly speechless for once.
After closing the screen with the new owner down, Vince announced that this episode is still in his complete control. We’ve already seen the WWE title change hands in a fatal four way match between Triple H, Randy Orton, Big Show, and John Cena. The title was vacant after the title holder Batista was injured by Randy Orton last week. Lo and behold the “legend killer” Randy Orton is now, again, the WWE champion.
This isn’t Trump’s first dalliance with pro wrestling. Trump made an appearance at WrestleMania 23. During the pay-per-view, Trump took part in the Battle of the Billionaires, where Trump’s fighter Bobby Lashley took on McMahon protege Umaga. Stone Cold Austin served as the referee. Lashley ended up winning the fight. Afterward, Trump and Lashley shaved McMahon’s head. Austin then performed a Stone Cold Stunner on Trump.