Professional wrestling was confrontational reality TV long before confrontational reality TV was a thing. Jerry Spring owes his success to pro wrestling. The Real Housewives of Atlanta/New York/Beverly Hills/Podunk, Kansas owes their success to professional wrestling.
Professional wrestling made a mockery of both sports, soap operas, and TV dramas, and wrapped into a testosterone-riddled package perfect for rage-roid’ing men long before road rage became socially acceptable.
Donald Trump made a mockery of our political process and won the presidency in the process.
It should be no surprise, then, that President-elect Trump would turn to the wrestling world to help populate his administration.
After flipping off the nation for 18 months, President-elect Trump named former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon as the head of his Small Business Administration on Pearl Harbor Day. Trump did not indicate if the date had any significance to his nomination.
It should also come as no surprise that McMahon donated $6 million to a Trump-supporting PAC, Rebuilding America Now, or RAN.
On an unrelated but probably prophetically coincidental note, RAN was a 1985 film by director Akira Kurosawa. Ran can be translated loosely to mean “chaos” or “disturbed”, or “confused.”
And in today’s meaningless news:
Kim Kardashian’s publicist sought to assuage the fear of a nation by tweeting that she and Kanye West are still married and have no plans to divorce. Breathe easy, America, and sleep well tonight.