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.