SALT LAKE CITY — Former WWE wrestler Daniel Rodimer is looking to win a House seat in Nevada, and he wants to work with President Donald Trump if he gets to Washington.
Rodimer appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning to talk about his run for the House. He will compete in Nevada’s 3rd District, which is currently held by Susie Lee, who won last year’s election, according to Fox News.
Rodimer said he doesn’t have a lot of political knowledge, but he doesn’t think that’ll hurt his chances at success.
“Honestly, I don’t know what Congress is like so I’m not there yet, but when I do get to Congress, I look forward to it. I can’t wait to work with our great president,” he said.
Rodimer said his WWE experience will help him win over multiple people and provide unity to the country, Fox News reports.
“When I was in the WWE, I wasn’t the best wrestler, but I was great on the microphone and Vince McMahon would tell me, ‘Go out there and do a two-minute promo on an eight-minute match,’ and I would go out there and do an eight-minute promo and a two-minute match.”
“That’s what I’m good at. I’m good at bringing people together,” he said, adding, “My thing is results. I want results, not resistance and I think that’s what Nevada wants and that’s what America wants.”
In 2018, Rodimer made headlines for calling for more counseling in schools to help prevent mass shootings, according to The Hill.
“We don’t have the counselors. In Nevada, we have one counselor for 250 kids. The average is one per 150 kids,” he said.
“I want a resource officer in every school, and I want a counselor in every school. Those are the two things we need the most. We need to work from the inside out,” he added.
Rodimer didn’t have the most successful WWE career. He is listed as one of the biggest busts of the 21st century by Bleacher Report. He won the 2004 Tough Enough competition and earned a spot on WWE’s development roster. He was set to be an enforcer on the main roster, but he could never catch a break. He was released in 2007.
President Donald Trump appeared on WWE programming in 2007. He competed against Vince McMahon in the “Battle of the Billionaires” match at WrestleMania 23. Trump’s Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., hosted WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V as well, according to WWE.