Top AEW Star “The Demo God” “Le Champion” Chris Jericho recently took to his Talk Is Jericho podcast, where he had MLW Founder and Owner Court Bauer as a guest and they discussed their experience dealing with celebrities in pro wrestling.
Several years ago, Court Bauer was a writer for WWE during the “Battle of the Billionaires” storyline between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump. According to Bauer, Trump was there doing an angle with Vince and one night, they were doing some sort of an in-ring deal with Trump and Vince and it was cold, and Donald Trump has a big winter jacket.
Bauer then said that Donald Trump is a deceptively tall guy and they are doing a promo and Vince and him are going face-to-face as the ‘Battle of Billionaires’ thing goes down. Bauer also said that they were in a limo and Vince is just livid as Vince felt like Donald had intentionally shown him up and Vince was really hot about Trump trying to look bigger than him.
This is what Court Bauer said:
“Donald Trump was there doing the angle with Vince, and one night, we’re doing some sort of in-ring deal with Trump and Vince. And it was cold, and Donald Trump has that big winter jacket.” “He’s 6’4″ or something like that. He’s kind of a deceptively tall guy. They’re doing a promo, and Vince and him are going face-to-face as the ‘Battle of Billionaires’ thing goes down.”
“Afterwards, we’re in the limo and Vince is just livid. They get along great, but there’s that kindred spirit thing with them and everything. He felt like Donald had intentionally showed him up. He’s like, ‘Did you see that? He was wearing that jacket. Clearly his shoulder pad was stuffed to look bigger. It’s ridiculous.’ And he was really hot about Trump trying to look bigger than him.”
Bauer then talked about McMahon telling celebrities to just hit him and to just go for it and don’t hesitate to hit him. Bauer also said that Vince McMahon told the celebrities to not make it look fake and to not worry as he is not going to get upset if they tag him because Vince wanted it to look real rather than it looks not credible.
This is what Court Bauer said:
“It’s funny too because Vince, whenever he would work with a celebrity or a wrestler, would say, ‘just hit me.'” “‘Just go for it; don’t hesitate to hit me. Don’t make it look fake. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get upset if you tag me. I potato everyone all the time. Don’t worry about it.’ He wanted it to look real rather than it look not credible.”
Chris Jericho then talked about his AEW Dynamite confrontation with Boxing Legend Mike Tyson and said that it may or may not still happen. The Demo God then said that they said Mike Tyson really wants to do something and he has no problems in having a Boxing Match with Tyson.
This is what Chris Jericho said:
“Earlier this year, when we had the little confrontation with Tyson, which may or may still happen.” “Who knows really, but they said, ‘Mike really wants to do something. What would you be up to?’ I said, ‘whatever. Let’s do a match.’ You want to do a boxing match? I’ll box Mike Tyson. How bad can I get beat up by Mike Tyson that’s worse than taking stiff shots from all these guys that I’ve been beaten up by over the years?”
“You can hit me and I’m fine. I’ll be fine, and I remember when Big Show had that with Floyd Mayweather. He told me Mayweather hit him and Mayweather broke his nose. And Show was like, ‘I’ve had my nose broken by less.'”