Trump's Last Laugh

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June 29, 2009

Gone? Absolutely. Forgotten? Not so fast.

Donald Trump's brief tenure as the owner of Raw may have ended, but his actions taken at that time continue to reverberate throughout the WWE landscape.

On Monday's episode of Raw, the WWE Universe learned that, before selling Raw back to Mr. McMahon, "The Donald" had orchestrated more than a dozen Superstar trades, extending through all three WWE brands and including the following:  

Moving to the Raw roster:
Gail Kim
Alicia Fox
Jack Swagger
Evan Bourne
Mark Henry 

Moving to the SmackDown roster:
Matt Hardy
Finlay
The Hart Dynasty - David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd & Natalya

Moving to the ECW roster:
Shelton Benjamin
Goldust
William Regal
Brie & Nikki Bella

The man who prides himself on having mastered the "art of the deal" has made a career out of getting the last laugh in the business world. And now the same can be said of Trump's interactions with Mr. McMahon, the fellow billionaire who so publicly fired him. After all, Trump not only slapped The Chairman after the firing, he also walked away with twice the amount he had paid for Raw upon selling it back to Mr. McMahon. And now, a full week after his departure, the effects of Trump's tenure are just now bubbling to the surface.

Could there be more earth-shaking revelations in store? We can't be certain, but stay tuned!

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