What If... Election Day Smackdown: Top 10 Politicians Turned Wrestlers

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What If... Election Day Smackdown: Top 10 Politicians Turned Wrestlers
That's good ole politics

As the election season passes we see numerous Nexus-style vicious political attacks, annoying campaign signs, and blatant lies as obvious as Vince McMahon's disinterest in pushing Christian. Funny, because WWE is somewhat similar to politics.

Triple H, don't take that the wrong way. Ah! (The Game hit DK with a pedigree).  

Linda McMahon's run for the U.S. Senate inspired me to think, what if Bill Clinton was in the WWE? The similarities between some people are rather striking and unexpected. Here are seven people who are definitely similar to each other. 

Backstage politics is not exclusive to WWE. WCW has been notorious for years. Known backstage politicians like Hulk Hogan have put political operatives like Karl Rove to shame with their politicking. In fact, WWE has created several real life politicians such as Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and Bob Backlund. 

Jesse Ventura was the governor of Minnesota from January 1999-2003 as a member of the Reform party. 

Jerry Lawler ran for mayor of Memphis twice, in 1999 and in 2009. He failed to capture the seat with only 11% of the vote in 1999 and a measly 4% in 2009. 

Bob Backlund ran for Connecticut's 1st district in 2000, getting about 30% of the vote. 

The similarities between these two fields are very fascinating. Both politics and wrestling are fairly rough sports (even though wrestling is fake). Both need great speakers and good in-ring workers with knowledge of political issues. 

With that, here are my seven politicians who can make it as WWE superstars. I will compare a politician to a particular wrestler. For example, my favorite politician is also my favorite wrestler...

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