We have seen a wrestler take part in radio/television political commentary. We have seen a wrestler take occupation in the governor’s mansion in the past. But could we see a wrestler take residence in the White House? This past Friday, WWE Hall of Famer Jesse “The Body” Ventura returned back to the United States from his vacation home in Mexico and was very open in discussing the idea of having a possible US Presidential run in 2016.
In 1999, the United States saw the unthinkable occur when Ventura won the governors election for the state of Minnesota as a member of the “Reform Party”. Ventura decided not to seek re-election after his first term as governor was complete. Ventura has been away from politics since 2003, and has been concentrating on some entertainment avenues and utilizing much of his free time promoting good health and wellness. Since his tenure, Ventura has not officially aligned himself with any specific party currently. However, he did say that the next race is “an opportune time” for an independent like him to run because there will be no incumbent for the next election.
Ventura is no stranger to the conversation about a possible presidential run. Back at WrestleMania 20 in March 2004, Ventura was honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before the event. As a guest of the show, Ventura interviewed guest Donald Trump at ringside and mentioned that “Maybe we need a wrestler in the White House in 2008” hinting at a possible presidential run for the next election, but nothing came about it. Now, those possibilities may unfold, especially with his vocal views concerning Guantanamo Bay and the Naval Base in Cuba. Ventura has an agenda already set, all he needs next are the votes.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports