In his first run with WWE, Bobby Lashley wrestled a match at WrestleMania 23 against Umaga.
The match was billed as the Battle of the Billionaires, with Donald Trump and Vince McMahon in Lashley and Umaga’s respective corners for the Mania match.
Speaking on Lana’s YouTube channel, Bobby Lashley discussed what it was like to work with the now President of the United States:
“I am not the secretary of defense, based on what we’ve done. You know I’ve had countless, countless messages about that and at that time it was an incredible time.”
“I can tell you one thing about Trump when he came there he didn’t say ‘I’m going to do the managing for you, Bobby — I’m going to do the refereeing for you Steve Austin’ — He came out there and said, ‘What can I do to make this better?’ We just used the resources that he had and everything was great.”
“I mean he was a team player and all the way through it he just made the whole angle, the whole story, the whole feud, everything he made it great. He was a very important part.”
The former ECW World Champion also noted how Trump tried to convince him to pursue a model several years ago:
“At the time when we were going through [the WrestleMania angle] he was working with Miss America and I think a couple of other ones.”
“He was like, ‘Bobby are you single?’ At the time I was and he said, ‘Well, you should think about talking to one of these guys, you seem like a nice guy — college degree, military background, great body.’”