“Umgana” – Donald Trump Hilariously Botches WWE Legends’ Name While Recalling Battle of the Billionaires With Vince McMahon

Published 09/12/2021, 2:39 PM EDT
Donald Trump, left, and Bobby Lashley, right shave the head of Vince McMahon after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, April 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


It’s all fun and games until someone takes the wrong name! So, who did it this time? It was Donald Trump, and he pronounced Umaga as “Umgana”.

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Well, Mr. Trump was present at the Triller Fight Club show event. During that time, he recalled the WrestleMania where he went up against Vince McMahon in the Battle of the Billionaires. While talking about the pro-wrestlers involved, he referred to Umaga as Umgana, completely botching the name.

However, no one actually corrected him and the conversation moved on to Superstars Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar rather smoothly.

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It’s hilarious that Donald Trump botched the name right after revealing that the time he was at WrestleMania, it turned out to be the highest rated one in the history of the event. Considering it’s such an impactful one in history, one would expect Mr. Trump to get the details right! But, he’s not the only one who botches names when talking about former and current WWE Superstars.

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Donald Trump shaved off Vince McMahon’s head at WrestleMania 23

The infamous Battle of the Billionaires had Donald Trump and Vince McMahon face one another in the ring, but via others. McMahon was represented by Umaga and Bobby Lashley represented Trump.

Lashley defeated Umaga, which led to Trump executing the stipulation – loser gets his head shaved. McMahon lost his hair, the WWE Universe lost their mind, and WrestleMania 23 became famous in the history of wrestling PPVs.

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This wasn’t the only time Donald Trump and Vince McMahon worked together in WWE.

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Back in 2009, WWE revealed that Raw would have a new owner, and much to the fans’ surprise, it was Mr. Trump. As soon as he came into power, he announced Raw would run commercial free. This meant Vince McMahon would lose money. Additionally, he made Randy Orton defend his title against Triple H.

Vince McMahon could not risk losing further money and offered to buy back Raw at double the price.

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While this entire angle was short, the WWE Universe has always enjoyed Trump vs McMahon. Since both of them are about power and money, it truly intrigues the fans to know who would come out on top, but not with a belt but with billions!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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