On Linda being appointed to the Small Business Administration by President Trump:
“I can say I know Linda McMahon quite well, yet they’ve only been brief encounters going all the way back to 1985 when I first worked for WWF/WWE. I started in 1984, but I don’t recall meeting her until 1985. I can say this much, Linda McMahon has never changed. I think of few women in my lifetime that I respect more than her. She has always been very smart, a good sense of humor, and always polite and engaging.
I also believe she is the pillar of Titan Towers. Despite the genius of Vince, from a business perspective, there are many of us that felt that she was always the brains behind the WWE’s incredible organization and, more than anyone else, built the framework for WWE as a corporate powerhouse. Linda McMahon may, in fact, be the best Trump cabinet selection. She is fully equipped to do an awesome job as the Head of Small Business. Linda is a focused, reach all your objectives kind of person. I predict she’ll show America what she’s truly all about: hard work and success.”
His impression of Donald Trump:
“I do remember meeting ‘The Donald.’ He seemed to really enjoy the WrestleMania 4 battle royal. He watched me take a very hard front turnbuckle bump and it seemed to stun him that I wasn’t seriously hurt. Backstage, Trump gave me a big smile and a handshake. A few minutes later, I asked him if he could pose with my dad, myself and the Anvil for a photo. He was very nice about it, even allowing us to take several shots. I liked him.
The next year, when I met him again backstage, he asked how the photo from the year before had turned out. He offered to do another and so, yet again, we took a nice photo together. He was always nice and had a long memory. I held him in high regard.”