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WWE News: WWE Distancing Themselves From Donald Trump



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We all know by now that United States President Donald Trump is controversial. Even if you’re a fan of Trump who voted for him and support him, you know there is controversy. It’s not as if WWE has to tell you this, but they do have a business to maintain and keep alive. Donald Trump is divisive, and they have an audience that is clearly represented by multiple types of people, religions, and cultures.

Due to this, WWE has to think about their bottom line. That said, according to, WWE has decided to distance themselves from Donald Trump. For those unaware, Trump has been a huge part of WWE in the past. Donald Trump was most notably part of the “Battle of the Billionaires” years ago at WrestleMania 23.

He’s also been part of Monday Night RAW here and there. The company even ran an angle where Donald Trump bought RAW from Vince. If it was not for the stock market idiots going crazy and not knowing it was a story, the Vince would have kept the angle going  little longer.

The company even put him into their Hall of Fame, and to be honest, he did deserve to be part of the celebrity wing of the Hall. While some people will tell you that Donald is not that bad of a guy, it honestly comes down to opinion. A little behind the scenes here for you. There are some websites that won’t even touch this article of news because they don’t want to be hit with hate comments and emails from Trump supporters.

Why WWE Is Distancing Themselves From Donald Trump

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Some think that it would be crazy for WWE to ever distance themselves from a United States President, especially when he has been part of WWE’s history in a pretty big way. In theory, that is correct. Why would WWE do such a thing? Donald Trump is by no means the type of guy who brings people together. Unless you’re white and make a good living, and you’re mostly male.

The company has a strong Latino fanbase, which is a major area Trump attacking during his campaign. He has not done much to repair the relationship with them since becoming President either. Donald has also gone after Black Americans as well, which makes up a large chuck of the WWE audience too.

Seriously, WWE has a ton of minority viewership. With this being well known, WWE would be crazy to keep connected to Trump. Stephanie McMahon would address the Trump question at the Television Critics Association panel earlier this week. And would say what was said above mostly, in that WWE won’t mention Trump to basically keep their audience. She said that just don’t want to bring politics into the product.

McMahon Family Connection To Donald Trump

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Interestingly, Linda McMahon is actually part of his administration. Yes, Vince McMahon’s wife Linda! She runs the Small Business Association, which was considered by most experts to be Trump’s best hire in all of his cabinet. Linda has done well since taking on the role as well, so credit is due to her here for a job she would always do well with.

Trump hosted WrestleMania’s for Vince McMahon even when he may not have had the ability. Donald Trump and Vince McMahon have been friends for years, and it is honestly due to the business connections they have had. While this might mostly be what people call a business friendship, it did ultimately lead to Linda getting her spot in the Trump administration clearly.

Donald Trump most likely understands the decision made by the WWE, as he too would do similar under the same situation. WWE has seemingly removed all mention of him from their sizzle reel of celebrities who have been part of WWE. The Hall of Fame material has even removed him, of course mostly in highlight reel form. He’s still in it and on the WWE website as part of it. That likely won’t change.

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!


Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Viking Name Change, Star Moved To Raw, AEW Signings and More! (4/23/2019)

News involving the Viking Name Change, Star Moved To Raw, AEW Signings and More!



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News here! Viking Name Change, Star Moved To Raw, AEW Signings and More!

Vikings Get A Name Change

Many fans and wrestling personalities commented on the War Raiders name change to the Viking Experience. Now, it looks like the WWE has changed the teams name again. They will now be known as the Viking Raiders according to their bio.

Jason’s Take

I get that WWE wants to name outside teams with their own in house names, but I still don’t understand why they were renamed from War Machine. I could have lived with War Raiders as well, but what do I know.

Cesaro Moved To RAW

Earlier today, we told you about the superstars that are moving to SmackDown Live. Now it appears that a superstar from the blue brand will be moving to RAW. POST Wrestling is reporting that Cesaro will be moving to RAW, effectively ending The Bar.

Jason’s Take

Cesaro and Sheamus had a great run as a tag team, and its a shame that both of them are not moving over to RAW, as I feel there is still some mileage left in the team.

AEW Signs 4 More

AEW continues to add talent to what is already shaping up to be an impressive roster. The signings include Leva Bates, Peter Avalon, and the tag team Private Party.

Jason’s Take

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; AEW is already shaping up to have one of the more impressive female rosters in North America. Here is hoping that it will live up to the hype.

WWE Holding Tryout In China

WWE continues to hold tryouts on foreign soil as the company will hold a tryout in China on July 15th to the 18th. According the press release:

SHANGHAI, China and STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE today announced that it will return to China in search of the next generation of Superstars by holding a talent tryout in Shanghai, its largest tryout in China to date. The four-day tryout, from Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18, will give up to 50 male and female athletes from China the opportunity to showcase their abilities, with the goal of being selected to begin training at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

“We are excited to return to Shanghai following the huge success of the first tryout in 2016,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “I have a personal message to every athlete and performer in China who has a dream of becoming a WWE Superstar: I am coming to Shanghai to help you make that happen. This is real, this is your chance. Step up and take this opportunity to change your life forever.”

Jason’s Take

This isn’t your father’s WWE. Hell, this isn’t the WWE from when I was younger. WWE continues to search and find talent to bring in to the company. You can say what you want, but the company does a great job in tapping into the foreign talent markets.

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Aleister Black Moved to WWE Smackdown

Did Charlotte Flair have anything to do with this?



Andrade Cien Almas Zelina Vega WWE Superstar Shake-Up

Three talents get shaken up once more: Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Aleister Black head to WWE Smackdown in a WWE Superstar Shake-Up reversal.

In a surprising move, WWE has changed the profiles for Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Aleister Black to the blue brand, WWE Smackdown. Black was assigned to Raw during the Superstar Shake-Up, and Andrade and Vega were moved there in a spot that saw Andrade get a clean victory over Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor.

The internet, of course, immediately jumps to conclusions about the Latin representation of Smackdown (Rey Mysterio was also moved to Raw), as well as the relationship between Charlotte Flair and Andrade. Aleister and Zelina are married, and WWE has been trying to keep couples together. Do you think Charlotte Flair is responsible for this move?

Greg DeMarco’s Take on this WWE Superstar Shake-Up Reversal

I stand in the middle! I know, I don’t do that often. But Andrade to Raw made a ton of sense, as he can be a workhorse there and eat up TV time by putting on great matches. Smackdown is loaded (even more so), and I really hope 3 people move back to Raw in the process. As for why? This can definitely be a case of “LOLCHARLOTTEWINS” as she and Andrade are of course an item. If so, that shows how strong of a pairing Zelina and Andrade are if she went with him, and since Zelina and Aleister are married, Black goes as well. I could see the four of them traveling together, honestly.

This was originally reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet:

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