When Bleeding Cool reported last month that former WWE CEO Linda McMahon was being considered for a position in President Elect Donald Trump's cabinet, even we only half-heartedly believed it could be true. However, while it looks like a spot as Commerce Secretary, as originally rumored, is no longer on the table, Politico reports that McMahon is under serious consideration for head of Trump's Small Business Administration. Politico's source says a deal is "increasingly likely" for McMahon to join the organization, especially following a meeting between her and Trump in New York on Wednesday.
McMahon, who donated $6 million to Trump during the election, has run twice for the Senate in her home state of Connecticut, but came up short both times. Previously, she was CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, where her husband, Vince McMahon, remains chairman and primary owner. The President Elect himself is a WWE Hall of Famer, having been involved with the company for decades, even appearing in a major storyline at Wrestlemania 23.
In addition to running WWE for decades, including during its rise to a global entertainment powerhouse, McMahon is also the founder of Women's Leadership Live, an organization that provides mentorship to women in business.