Welcome to The Armpit wrestling quiz for the week of November 14, 2016. In light of last week’s Presidential election, this week we’ll have a NONPARTISAN quiz called “Donald Trump in Wrestling.” Fear not, this quiz will not take any sides and won’t offend anyone on either side of the aisle.
Congratulations to last week’s winner: Roy Leader.
The relationship between Donald Trump and WWE began in the late 1980s, when Trump Plaza hosted which two WWF PPV events?
a) WrestleMania I and II
b) WrestleMania II and III
c) WrestleMania III and IV
d) WrestleMania IV and V
e) SummerSlam ’88 and ‘89
Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City also hosted the finals of the WBF in 1991.The WBF was the World Bodybuilding Federation, which was owned by Vince McMahon and ultimately proved unsuccessful. In conjunction with the WBF, Vince launched a bodybuilding supplement that he hawked on both the WBF TV show and also his own WWF TV shows. What was the name of this supplement?
c) Max Muscle
d) Whey Machine
e) Amino Fuel
Trump made a special appearance at WrestleMania XX in New York in 2004, where he sat in the front row with his son.The person interviewing him teased a White House run himself in 2008, which is the irony of all ironies given that the interviewee is the one who got elected 12 years later. What celebrity-turned-politician interviewed Trump that night?
a) Arnold Schwarzenegger
b) Linda McMahon
c) Al Franken
d) Jesse Ventura
e) Clint Eastwood
f) Jerry Springer
g) Clay Aiken
WrestleMania 23 in 2007 was an enormous success, thanks to the publicity brought in by Donald Trump.He represented Bobby Lashley against the late Umaga, who was represented by Vince McMahon. Steve Austin was the special guest referee. What kind of match was it?
a) Steel cage
b) Ladder match
c) Extreme rules
d) Hell in a Cell
e) Hair vs hair
The media loves to make fun of wrestling fans for being stupid, yet their own stupidity was on display when some of them reported that Trump bought Monday Night Raw in real life. In actuality, it was pure storyline, as would be obvious to anyone with half a brain, but that didn’t stop the WWE stock price from taking a hit. In that 2009 storyline, how much money did Trump sell Raw back to Vince for?
a) Double what Trump paid
b) Original sale price
c) For free
d) Original price plus 25% interest
e) He never sold it back and still owns it, and will continue owning it as President
What was the first move Trump made as the new “owner” of Raw?
a) Aired the 2009 WrestleMania for free in the Raw time slot
b) Gave all the wrestlers a raise
c) Fired the McMahon family
d) Dropped money from the ceiling of the building, which all the fans then grabbed
e) Aired Raw the following week with no commercial breaks
The Donald may not be a trained wrestler, but he took the Stone Cold Stunner a lot better than Vince did.Trump tackled Vince and pounded him at WrestleMania 23, leading to the finish where Lashley defeated Umaga. In the ensuing beer-fest, Austin gave Trump the Stunner. What was the tagline for this famous match?
a) Cash of the Champions
b) Mania Millions
c) Kiss My Assets
d) Stock Market Crash
e) Bulls N’ Bears
f) Battle of the Billionaires
Please email your answers to [email protected]. We will randomly generate a number to determine the winner. For example, if the number is 25 and you’re the 25th person to email us with correct answers, you win. Winners receive a free copy of our brand new e-book “The Armpit Wrestling Quiz Archives: Voume 1.” It features 128 quizzes we’ve written over the years and clocks in at 420 pages and a whopping 1,079 questions on pro wrestling history dating back to the 1980s. We’ll also announce your name here next week, along with anything you’d like to promote (assuming it’s not X-rated or illegal). It could be your name, blog, Twitter handle, or anything else you’d like us to mention.
Answers will be posted next week. Have fun and good luck.