Makhai Posted May 23, 2019 Share Posted May 23, 2019 July 21st 1994 It had been 11 days since Vince McMahon had been jailed, and as Trump rode the Titan Tower elevator to Vince's former office he had little time to lose. The NYPD were everywhere, still auditing, and sealing off records and the tape vault to be used as evidence in the event McMahon filed an appeal of the verdict which everyone assumed would be shot down. This investigation wasn't about that. He had spoken with his own lawyers, they were flabbergasted by the verdict's overreach into American commerce, this would surely devalue the company and if this happened to a less tainted brand they all agreed McMahon would get a new trial. But alas, wrestling is seen as a con-game. And the McMahons have little in the way of remaining credibility after multiple insidious scandals, a verbal outburst that exposed potential corruption, and trashy television like the segment with Heather Hunter on Tuesday Night Titans. After waiting a few days, the team called the office, careful not to let the bugged phones anywhere near Donald himself, and made the company a firm offer to buy them out. To an average person, this might be looked at as a vulturous act. But this is capitalism, and if he learned anything from his father it's to be a killer. Trump immediately issued another $25-million in worthless bonds, and watched Wall St. fall all over themselves buying up. It was how he'd made his comeback after almost going bankrupt in the late 80s after his real estate business tanked and he struggled to find financing for his other projects. The NYC government was burying him in red-tape he officially threw in the towel and began looking for investment to leverage his name. The bond idea was given to him by a female banker whom he'd picked up at Mar-a-Lago. She recommended $100M, but why stop when people are giving away free money? This offering took him over $500M and he was still on the lookout to continue to expand his new empire. The WWF was his two favorite things, undervalued, and sleazy. How do you fix that? You go high-class. And that's exactly what he intended to do, He was going to invest heavily, keep it coastal only and double the ticket prices. He wanted celebrities in the front row, and every major card to be built around the Main-Event like a Don King boxing card. He clapped his hands as the elevator reached it's intended destination with a bell. He and his lawyers walked through the hall and he saw Linda standing at the door. Age had really done a number since he hosted Wrestlemania V, no matter, he wasn't one for double dipping anyway. "Linda, this is terrible what these vultures are doing to you, babe. It's unbelievable. Let's head inside and get this deal signed. I know this whole place is bugged, and I'm not giving these hacks anything they can bury you with." The exchange a quick handshake as Linda thanked him "Um, we do have one thing to discuss. We want a stock buyback-clause." Trump's team funnels into the room as the paperwork is laid out. "You know I can't do that. I'm making a fair offer here, and I don't like this any more than you, but you know I'll take care of you all. I'm a businessman, not a wrestling promoter. Show me profit and I'll sell it back where it belongs as soon as the heat is off." Trump slides his arm around her shoulder and closes the door. "Seriously, I'm a very busy man, and it took a lot of string pulling to get around that auction verdict. I walk out, it goes up for auction months from now, but what's that event called? Summerfest? Summerslam? Right, that is right around the corner, the value of this company is stable right now, but if you have to cancel that show, and then the Survival Series, no value in this for me, I think we both know who's gonna offer." Linda rolls her eyes. "Larry called yesterday." Trump nodded. "He's the only other bidder we've heard of so far." he reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out his pen, offering it to her. "You can take my offer, or you can watch your daughter shoot her Hustler spread. She's a little heavy for my tastes but, she's young and her pops is famous. She could have a future! Alternatively, I can promise to keep you all on the books and find work here until you can buy it back. Up to you." Linda waivered for a second, she knew Vince wouldn't be pleased, but she took the pen. --- Disclaimer: Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. This is fiction and is not intended as a political statement in any way. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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