'The Apprentice' star Donald Trump makes bet to shave his head
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/14/2007
It will be billionaire hair versus billionaire hair at WrestleMania 23 on Sunday, April 1 in Detroit when The Apprentice star Donald Trump puts his famous coif on the line against that of World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon.
During this past Monday's taping of Raw -- which will air this Thursday, February 15 at 8PM ET/PT on USA Network -- Trump challenged McMahon to a WrestleMania match, according to a report published on WWE.com, WWE's official website. The challenge stemmed from the WWE chairman's attempt to place the real estate mogul in the "dubious Mr. McMahon Kiss My Ass Club" -- an invitation that was rejected by Trump. McMahon then apparently tried to belittle Trump by accusing The Apprentice star of stealing his catch phrase "You're Fired!."
"I am here to challenge you to a match at WrestleMania," Trump told McMahon during the broadcast. "And I am going to kick your ass!"
WWE fans "overwhelming" approved Trumpâ€™s challenge, which McMahon "immediately rejected" -- citing "doctors orders" due to his "damaged pelvis" and "broken coccyx." However McMahon did propose a counter-offer. "I have a proposal for you," McMahon told Trump. "Why don't I find someone to represent me, and you find someone to represent you?"
"You're on!" responded Trump. "But let's make this a little more interesting. As you know, I have quite possibly the most famous head of hair in the world, and for years, people have questioned if yours is even real! At WrestleMania, if my guy loses, you can shave my head. But if your guy loses, I'm going to shave your head!"
Before Trump could even finish his thought, McMahon refused -- but the fans in the arena implored -- and Trump threw an insult. "I'm disappointed, Vince," said
Trump. "I've known you for a long time, and until now I thought you had guts. But I was wrong, you don't have any guts."
That was all McMahon reportedly needed to hear and his hair was on the line. "You've got a deal" he shouted.
Trump has yet to announce who will wrestle in his place at WrestleMania 23 and McMahon has yet to call Rosie O'Donnell.