Linda McMahon, the wife of Vince McMahon and a former President of WWE, is under strong consideration for the role of Secretary of Commerce it was reported today by NBC Connecticut.
The story listed sources both close to McMahon and the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump on Friday had announced a transition team that would include future Vice President Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich, and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Trump has already announced Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff and Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon as Chief Strategist and senior counselor.
The McMahons were major contributors to Trump’s campaign, although Linda McMahon heavily campaigned at first for Chris Christie to win the nomination, but later switched her allegiances to Trump when Christie bowed out and supported Trump.
The McMahons have a long history of working with Trump, dating back to the fourth and fifth WrestleMania, and later Trump did appearances on Raw and was the key figure in drawing a pro wrestling record PPV number in 2007 with his hair up against Vince McMahon’s hair in the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania with Bobby Lashley representing Trump and Umaga representing McMahon.