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Here’s Why This Lucha Libre Star Is Waving A U.S. Flag And Praising Donald Trump In Front of Mexican Fans

This is Sam Polinsky, a.k.a. Sam Adonis, a rising star in Mexico’s lucha libre.


What makes him so special?

The 27-year-old, 6-foot-4 wrestler is getting tons of attention in Mexico thanks to his persona: a flag waving Trump supporter.

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When Adonis enters the arena, waving the flag with President Trump’s face on it, fans hurl beers, popcorn and expletives at him, Reuters reports.

This gimmick has made Adonis a rudo, or a bad guy, in lucha libre.

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In a recent interview, Adonis told NPR:

My favorite thing to do is to get some father and mother to bring their kid to a show, and they’re enjoying it with a smile on their face. When I can get that dad five minutes later to want to jump over the rail and cut my throat, that’s a great feeling. That’s how I know I’m good at my job.

In the ’90s, Eddie Guerrero used a similar anti-immigration gimmick in Mexico. Fans hated him.

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Guerrero and his partner, the late Art Barr, called themselves “Los Gringos Locos” and wore American flag-inspired gear. This was around the time California Governor Pete Wilson introduced the infamous Proposition 187, a law targeting immigrants in the state. Guerrero wore red, white and blue tights and taunted Mexican audiences by chanting “187” during matches. Years later, Guerrero became famous for his Latino Heat persona, arguably his greatest gimmick ever in the WWE.

So Adonis isn’t the first wrestler to use a tense political climate to get a quick pop from the audience.


Over the last couple of years, Donald Trump has referred to Mexican citizens as rapists and criminals. He has promised to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, which he insists Mexico will pay for. And President Trump has threatened to send U.S. troops into Mexico. So of course President Trump is not the most popular guy.

But Sam Adonis says he isn’t really as pro-Trump as his ring persona would have you believe.


In an interview with Reuters, Adonis said:

I can’t say I support Trump but I definitely respect Trump. He is just himself, and if you like it, you like it, and if you don’t, you don’t.

The pro-Trump gimmick even started out as a joke.


In an interview with Vice Sports, Sam Adonis says he got Trump’s face airbrushed onto his tights for a joke. Lucha libre fans immediately responded:

There was a lot of positive, like, “Wow, that’s so funny.” And a lot of people were like, “Hey, that’s a bit too much.” But that’s the reaction I was going for. I knew that was a sensitive topic and something that could be built upon.

And in an interview with NPR, Adonis said he admired President Trump’s flare for entertainment.

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Donald Trump is no stranger to the squared-circle. In fact, President Trump is a member of WWE’s Hall of Fame, a distinction that no other President holds.

But Adonis told NPR that if tensions between the U.S. and Mexico get to heated, he might think about changing his in-ring persona.


Adonis told NPR:

If the situation between the U.S. and Mexico were to get aggressive or violent, then I’d have to think about it. But this situation is too much, and it’s too good to pass up right now, so I’d like to milk it for everything it’s worth.



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Bad Bunny Is Going All In On Wrestling And We Ain’t Mad About It

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Bad Bunny Is Going All In On Wrestling And We Ain’t Mad About It

Bad Bunny has consistently been building upon what it means to be a music icon. He’s helped bring reggaeton into the worldwide mainstream and he’s created albums that mashup reggaeton with pop and indie sounds. He’s also landed acting roles in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico.

But last month he took his stardom to a whole other level: the center ring of a WWE match! And he’s not done yet.

It looks like Bad Bunny will be taking center stage at WrestleMania 37 in April.

Bad Bunny is doing more in WWE than just assisting Damian Priest during his matches. According to reports, Bad Bunny is drawing massive WWE merchandise sales at the moment.

Bad Bunny has been involved with Damian Priest on WWE television since his first appearance at the Royal Rumble, and there has been speculation that he will be working with WWE heading into WrestleMania.

According to a report from Fightful Select, Bad Bunny has been a ‘gigantic’ hit for WWE when it comes to their merchandise. The report stated that last week, Bad Bunny held four of the top merchandise selling spots. His t-shirt took spots one, three (women’s), and four (youth). Along with this, his pullover hoodie was at number two as well.

So it makes sense that San Benito would be looking to further his wrestling career. He has been training at WWE‘s Performance Center and is set to appear in-ring at WrestleMania 37 on either April 10th or 11th.

eWrestlingNews has the scoop that Bad Bunny will be teaming with Booker T at the show. Booker T is of course the subject of Bad Bunny’s new mega-hit track; and now the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer will apparently be entering the ring with our beloved Conejo Malo.

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Bad Bunny turned his childhood WWE dreams into reality when he appeared on the Royal Rumble special on Jan. 31. The Puerto Rican superstar performed his song “Booker T” and also got into it with a few of the wrestlers.

Bad Bunny performed his new single “Booker T” for the first time.

On his latest album El Último Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny fanboyed over WWE legend Booker T while comparing his top reign in Latin music to the wrestler’s championship reign. In the music video, which was released last month, the actual Booker T appears alongside Benito singing his praises.

Bad Bunny reunited with Booker T for his first live performance of the song “Booker T” during the Royal Rumble. “Estoy en mi peak,” he spits as Booker T stood there statuesquely like in the music video. To wrap up the performance, Booker T dropped his signature line “Can you dig it, sucka?” That’s also a part of the swaggering anthem.

Bad Bunny also got into the ring for his wrestling debut.

During his short tenure on the show, Bad Bunny also got embroiled in a rivalry with wrestlers John Morrison and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. After Bad Bunny finished his performance, The Miz destroyed his DJ set.

Bad Bunny was not very happy about that and he came out during the middle of the Royal Rumble event when wrestlers are eliminated when they’re tossed out of the ring. When The Miz and Morrison saw Benito approaching, they were distracted and pushed out of the ring. To add insult to injury, Bad Bunny got into the ring and jumped on top of them from the top rope.

The WWE commentators were doing the most during Bad Bunny’s wrestling debut. The guys doing the commentary in English said, “I’ve heard of flying squirrels, but flying bunnies?!” The ones doing the WWE Español commentary came through with the best anecdote of the night: “¡Los conejos brican!”

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

Rihanna just proved that she’s capable of just about anything. Last week, the class act proved that she can class up even the trashiest of things. While on a walk to the curb with bags of trash the singer rocked diamonds and a pair of satin pink peep-toe heels and gloves in a pointed jab at former President Trump. 

She might be a star but Rihanna isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to taking out the trash on behalf of President Joe Biden.

Last Wednesday, the singer and fashion designer celebrated Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s exit with a silly post on her Instagram page. Dressed in stilettos, the “Love On The Brain” singer carried two bags of garbage out to the curb with a caption that read “I’m just here to help #WeDidItJoe.”

The comment was a clear nod to Vice President Kamala Harris and President Biden’s historic win and their ultimate swearing-in last week.

Dressed in a vintage tee-shirt reading ‘End Racism By Any Means Necessary’ Rihanna threw some shade and the trash away. 

Continuing to throw shade in the caption, Rihanna added: ‘I’m just here to help.’ The singer has proven herself to be an ultimate fan of the Biden-Harris ticket. Last year when they won the election she tweeted about their win writing “The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!!CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! I’m so proud of you America!”

Fortunately, it looks like Rihanna is showing no signs of slowing down her celebrations this year.

On Sunday, the Savage x Fenty owner shared a video of herself dancing in a hotel room while sporting some of her own line’s lingerie.

After doing some twerks and showing off a Savage x Fenty dotted mesh skirt, and a set of matching gloves, RiRi gave fans a fun Valentine’s Day champagne toast.

“Cupid could NEVA!” she captioned her post. “#ValentinesDayCountdown.”

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