Trump Tweets Video of Him Slamming ‘CNN’ in WWE Match

July 2, 2017 Updated: July 2, 2017

President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video of him taking down “CNN” in a WWE match.

Trump, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, allowed the promotion to use the Donald’s Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., to host both WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V in years past. In 2007, he made a surprise appearance and was pitted against WWE chief Vince McMahon. 

The video he tweeted was taken from WrestleMania 23 in 2007 when Trump faced McMahon in the “battle of the billionaires” fight. In the moment, Trump “bodyslammed” McMahon and later shaved his head.

Someone then edited the CNN logo over McMahon’s head. The video gained popularity on sub-Reddit /the_Donald/. “This is just unbelievable. I am in love with our President,” one user wrote on the sub-Reddit. “This is the best 4th of July weekend I could ever ask for. Thank you Mr. President Trump we do not deserve you,” added another. “One of the greatest moments in American history right there. No one will ever top that,” wrote another user.

Trump tweeted the hashtags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN, as part of an ongoing media war with the network. “I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!” he tweeted.


Trump constantly slams the mainstream media as purveyors of “fake news,” using a term that a number of media outlets began using in concert about six months ago to describe the rise of hoaxes and false, misleading stories that were spread via social media.

Over the weekend, Trump also wrote that “the FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media,” but, he added, that he “won the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did. We will continue to WIN!”