Before Donald Trump took the world by storm — first with his hit reality show, The Apprentice, and then the slightly more impressive feat of winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election — he was best known for his very, very large and ostentatious buildings. And it was Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that first forged Trump's connection to the WWE.
Just like other sports leagues, the WWE has one big annual event that's the biggest blow-out of them all. Instead of calling it something lame like the "Finals," or the "Super Bowl," or the very inaccurately named "World Series," the WWE takes the cool road and calls it "WrestleMania." Think of it as a severe mental illness where all you desire to do is just hit every single person you can with a chair.
In 1988 and 1989, Wrestlemanias IV and V were held at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, and were sponsored by the Trump Plaza casino hotel that sat next door. This would not only give us wonderful visuals of angry, musclebound, oily freaks angrily walking down the stairs, it began a relationship between Trump and WWE that would evolve, and has not, as of this moment, actually ended.