Donald Trump Picks WWE Co-Founder Linda McMahon to Lead Small Business Administration

Donald Trump has chosen WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to lead his Small Business Administration.

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Shortly after Donald Trump was elected to be America’s next president, reports emerged indicating that Linda McMahon—yes, that Linda McMahon, the one who helped found the WWE alongside her husband Vince McMahonmight be named the Secretary of Commerce as part of Trump’s administration. Those reports didn’t turn out to be true, but Trump has selected McMahon to play a vital role. On Wednesday, Trump’s transition team announced that McMahon will lead the Small Business Administration.

In a statement announcing McMahon’s appointment, Trump referred to her as "one of the country’s top female executives." McMahon sent out this tweet saying that she is "honored" to head up the organization responsible for overseeing small businesses:

Honored to be appointed by President-Elect @realDonaldTrump to serve as head of @SBAgov advocating for our small businesses & entrepreneurs!

— Linda McMahon (@Linda_McMahon) December 7, 2016

Her husband Vince and daughter Stephanie also took to Twitter to congratulate her:

Congrats @Linda_McMahon on your nomination. I’m very proud and know you’ll do an excellent job. #SBA

— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 7, 2016

Congratulations Mom, I am so proud of you! President-Elect @realDonaldTrump made an excellent choice for the head of @SBAgov!

— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 7, 2016

And of course, Twitter had a field day with the WWE jokes:

Wow, @Linda_McMahon accepted @realDonaldTrump's nomination to head the SBA even after he beat the crap out of her husband

— Shahed Amanullah (@shahed) December 7, 2016

McMahon, who is a resident of Connecticut, ran two unsuccessful Senate campaigns in 2010 and 2012.

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