We’re just weeks away from the WWE’s annual late-summer smörgåsbord of professional sports entertainment, SummerSlam. But for all the hype of the second-biggest pro wrestling show of the year (behind spring’s WrestleMania), the real feuds are simmering in Washington, D.C.
While stories about a White House at war with itself have been circulating for months, the situation hit a new level of surreal this week as new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci went nuclear on then-Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus.
With all of the drama and animosity flowing through the administration, the White House is starting to look more and more like the WWE locker room. Which makes total sense, in a way: Trump is a WWE Hall of Famer (and one-time participant) and he brought former WWE exec Linda McMahon (whose husband, Vince McMahon, is WWE’s chairman and CEO) into his cabinet.
Given all of this, and with SummerSlam fast approaching on Aug. 20, it seems appropriate to book an alternate universe wrestling extravaganza, one in which the matches all revolve around White House feuds.
So let’s get to it.