Ex-WWE Star Running for Congress Wants to Work With Trump

Former WWE wrestler Daniel Rodimer, also known as Dan Rodman, told Fox News on Thursday he hopes to work with President Donald Trump if he wins a seat in Congress next year.

“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,” Rodimer told “Fox & Friends,” in an interview Thursday. Rodimer is running for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District’s seat, currently held by Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev.

“She voted 98% with AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.], so I mean she’s pretty far left and even the Democrats are not big fans over it,” Rodimer added.

Rodimer retired from pro-wrestling in 2007, after several years with the WWE. He later attended Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. He unsuccessfully ran for Nevada state Senate as a Republican in 2018, losing the primary despite outraising and outspending his opponent for the GOP nomination, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“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,” Rodimer told Fox News on Thursday.