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March 26, 2008

Top 20 WrestleMania moments: No. 5

Donald Trump vs. Mr. McMahon (WrestleMania 23, 2007)

Two of the most famous – and cheesy – hairdos in popular culture were on the line in this battle of billionaires. Rather than physically fighting each other, Trump and McMahon each selected a WWE star to represent them in a match in which the losing billionaire would have his head shaved. Trump picked Bobby Lashley, and McMahon went with Umaga. The bout itself was nothing special, but the post-match scene was surreal.

After Lashley emerged victorious, McMahon was forced into a barber’s chair and shaved bald by Trump, Lashley and special referee “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. In a matter of seconds, the WWE chairman’s trademark pompadour was no more. Even though I was certain before the match that McMahon would be the one losing his hair, it still was amazing to actually see it happen. Having grown up watching WWE in the mid-1970s, I never could have imagined that Vince McMahon, who for years did play-by-play and interviews but never got involved in angles, would one day be getting his head shaved in the middle of the ring.

Posted by Kevin Eck at 3:29 AM | | Comments (8)
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Respectfully disagree - this just wasn't that special to crack the top five.

It must have been better on TV because I was at this Wrestlemania and this was one of the worst matches of the night, the only good part was that stone cold was there.

This was the best celebrity angle in the history of the WWE.

So much better than this stupid Mayweather circus.

This is a pretty weak choice IMO. Even just looking at celeb angles, there have been better ones at WM's past. LT vs Bam Bam Bigelow, Pete Rose getting tombstoned etc...

For this to crack the Top 5 moments ever is kind of a joke.

RESPONSE FROM KEVIN ECK: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and this list just reflects mine. To me, LT and Pete Rose weren't nearly as memorable as Vince McMahon getting shaved bald -- and I was there live in Hartford, Conn., for LT-Bigelow and Philly for Rose-Kane. Last year's WrestleMania was the most financially successful in the event's history, doing a company-record 1.2 million buys. That was mostly because of Trump-McMahon.

Didn't Stone Cold give Trump a stunner? That was the best moment of the whole fued. This isn't a bad choice for top five, it's the memory of the moment watching Mr. McMahon get shaved in utter humiliation, not the lackluster match that preceded it. Good choice Kev.

RESPONSE FROM KEVIN ECK: Trump did get a stunner, and he looked awful taking it, but that's ptobably to be expected.

What, you guys thought Kevin would fail to put his Daddy Vince in his top 5?

I was going to take a hiatus from commenting ...until this . Regardless of where this match was placed , I'm bald , shave it along with my face . Whats the big deal ? I know , I know , it was McMahon's pompadour ......

This isn't even in the top 200 wrestlemania moments... you know i've been known to drink Paul E's Kool-aid, but wow never as much as you drink vince's!

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