There isn’t much good to this one. Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump has a connection with wrestling. He has hosted two WrestleManias and appeared at several more, including taking part in an angle that drew a lot of money at WrestleMania 23. Trump was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame before being elected President of the United States. Now his name is being brought up by a wrestler and not in a good way.
Women’s wrestling has come a long way in recent years. Female wrestlers have gone from little more than eye candy to some of the bigger stars in wrestling. Last year, three women even main evented WrestleMania 35. That is not the kind of thing that you can just erase and the old days feel a lifetime ago. Now, something that happened in the Diva days is coming back and it involves Trump.
Former Divas Champion Eve Torres has posted a message to her Instagram page where she talks about a photo taken with Trump during one of his appearances in WWE. Torres says she felt Trump pulled her in forcefully for the photo in a way that she had rarely experienced before. She goes on to talk about how she believed it was her job to be eye candy at the time and does not like remembering how she felt when the photo was taken. The photo is from the June 22, 2009 Monday Night Raw, when Trump became the new owner of the show.
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Happy Presidents Day. ? I look forward to having a president who doesn’t grope or objectify women. I have taken pictures with thousands of men at military bases, at WWE events, and signings, and very few have grabbed me and pulled me in as forcefully as he did without knowing me. Of course, at the time I believed it was my job to be eye candy in a photo for this supposed billionaire, and play along. It is actually hard for me to see that photo because it reminds me of my beliefs about my worth at the time. Swipe to see what I mean. Swipe again for a brush up on Creepy Hug Defenses including the Inappropriate Photo Squeeze. ? PS The pregnancy announcement is old so no I’m not pregnant again. Also, this was scary for me to post but it’s been on my mind. We haven’t forgotten about your p+$$y grabbing, Mr. President.
Torres had quite the career in WWE. Check out some highlights:
Opinion: This is something that is not likely to wind up going anywhere for either side but I can appreciate Torres telling her story. Trump has been accused of similar things before so the statement is hardly out of nowhere. Torres does seem to have moved on from WWE and good for her for finding something else to make her happy. I’m not sure what this would mean for any potential future she might have with WWE, but that might be worth it to her.
What did you think of Torres’ in-ring career? Should she have won more titles? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!