Donald Trump has hired WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as part of an advisory group which will consult him on when to “reopen” the economy after coronavirus.
The wrestling executive has been invited to be part of a 100-strong group of business tycoons and industry leaders from across industries.
He joins other sporting heavyweights such as Roger Goodell (NFL), Adam Silver (NBA), Gary Bettman (NHL), Dana White (UFC) and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the board.
Wrestling considered an “essential business”
It comes after Florida state officials announced that wrestling would be considered an “essential business,” allowing them to continue to tape live events from the WWE Performance Center despite the statewide “stay at home” order.
Mr Trump has also said he is sick of watching baseball repeats that are 14 years old, although he clarified that he “hasn’t actually had too much time to watch.
“I would say maybe I watch one batter and then I get back to work.”
Battle of the Billionaires
Trump and McMahon have a long standing relationship going back to when Trump Plaza hosted WrestleMania’s IV and V.
The President was even a part of WrestleMania 23 in the ‘Battle of The Billionaires’.