Despite empirical evidence to the contrary, US President Donald Trump told reporters today that the live audience at WrestleMania 23 — where he famously shaved WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s head — was substantially larger than the crowd at the Pontiac Silverdome for WrestleMania 3.
“It was huge,” said Trump, inexplicably pronouncing the adjective as “yuge,” referring to the live audience at Ford Field during the 2007 event in which he participated.
“So much bigger than WrestleMania 3. Believe me — mine was way, way more bigly.”
Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, echoed and enhanced Trump’s claim at a news conference, insisting that “at least 1.5 million” people were on hand for WrestleMania 23, whereas the Silverdome “only held roughly 400 people” in 1987.
Members of the mainstream media immediately began pointing out the flaws in these numbers, since the crowd that witnessed Trump’s appearance was tallied at 80,103, whereas a whopping 93,173 people saw Hulk Hogan defeat Andre the Giant 20 years earlier.
Spicer dismissed such objections as “more lies from the mainstream media, akin to how they reported that Hulk Hogan and Mr. America were the same person.”
Trump later tweeted that the attendance for his 2013 WWE Hall of Fame induction was “at least a skajillion.”