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Fact Check: Presidents and Wrestling

Many fans are posting that Donald Trump is the first American president who is also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

This is true.

However, Donald Trump is NOT the only president elected to a professional wrestling hall of fame, nor was he the first. That honor belongs to our 16th president Abraham Lincoln who was an actual wrestler.

Wrestling was not the same in Lincoln’s day as it is in ours. It was still (most likely) a very legitimate sport. Given that Lincoln allegedly only lost once in 300 matches, it’s also very likely Lincoln was a shooter – and a darn good one.

He also would have had no trouble taking Trump in a match, especially with those weak punches he dropped on Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania XXIII.

For more on Lincoln’s prowess as a professional wrestler, click here to read an earlier post I wrote on Lincoln.

And please, save your partisan politics for another website. Comments are closed below anyway, and this post was not intended to be a statement one way or the other on the latest American president with connections to pro wrestling.