2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductees react to epic Madison Square Garden enshrinement

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April 07, 2013

Mr. McMahon inducted his friend and rival, Donald Trump, next and provided a quick refresher of the tycoon’s long history with WWE, dating back to WrestleMania IV in 1988.

Trump told WWE.com afterward how excited he was to become part of WWE and WrestleMania history once again, 25 years after he hosted the first of two consecutive Show of Shows in Atlantic City.

WrestleMania IV photos | The Show of Shows returns to Trump's house

“It’s been amazing, absolutely amazing,” he said. “It’s a great honor for me to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. It’s been just an amazing experience.”

“The Donald” also appreciated being inducted by Mr. McMahon, six years removed from their epic involvement in WrestleMania 23’s “Battle of the Billionaires” Match. The contest resulted in the WWE Chairman having his precious pompadour shaved off … though the outcome, as Trump recalled, nearly cost him his own precious locks.

“I would not have been a happy camper,” Trump said about the near hostile makeover he endured inside Detroit’s Ford Field in 2007. “Fortunately, Bobby [Lashley] came through, because I would not have been happy.”

Trump’s good mood quickly returned as he again expressed gratitude for his Hall of Fame nod. “This is one of the greatest things for me,” he expressed. “It’s really a great honor.” 

To close out the night, action movie star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presented The Living Legend that sold out the Garden 187 times during an illustrious career that was capped with the longest WWE Championship reign in history at 4,040 days: Bruno Sammartino.

He thanked the WWE Universe for their support and cheers — including those, he joked, who weren’t even born when he first wrestled.

“Whatever success I’ve had,” Sammartino summarized, “I owe it all to you.”

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