Every Monday night on Raw, WWE treats fans with the most unforgettable experiences and the night after WrestleMania 23 was no different. On this night, Lilian Garcia got stripped to her underwear!
Two decades after WrestleMania III broke the indoor attendance record, WWE’s crown jewel returned to Detroit in 2007 to shatter yet another record when 80,103 fans packed Ford Field for WrestleMania 23. Never before had so many people filled the venue for a single event and they were all there to see Donald Trump shave Vince McMahon‘s head in the middle of the ring.
Dubbed “The Battle of the Billionaires,” Bobby Lashley, with Trump in his corner, faced Umaga, with McMahon in his corner. The losing billionaire would be forced to have his head shaved bald.
The loser was Vince McMahon.
Umaga was on the receiving end of a Stunner from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin — Austin was serving as the Special Guest Referee for the match — and then a spear from Lashley. “The Dominator,” as Lashley was known, pinned Umaga to seal McMahon’s fate. He tried to escape, but “Stone Cold” caught his long-time rival, and he shaved McMahon bald with help from Trump and Lashley.
After losing his hair at “The Battle of the Billionaires” against Trump, McMahon declared the following night on Raw that he would make life a living hell for Lashley. Not one to back down from a threat and finding great humor in his handiwork, Lashley continued to humiliate McMahon by taking off his hat to show his chrome dome. And fans couldn’t believe what happened next!
Garcia was standing in the middle of the ring and wearing a long blue satin frilled skirt. This led Lashley to rip off the WWE Diva’s skirt, which to her embarrassment, exposed her panties.
The segment caused a surge in online searches for the sexy songstress and ring announcer. The day after the show, “Lilian Garcia” was the fourth most searched-for term on Yahoo.com.
When McMahon hid underneath Garcia’s skirt, play-by-play announcer Jim Ross asked, “Is he in no man’s land?” This led some fans to think he was alluding to a long-standing rumor that Garcia is a lesbian. Ross, however, denied it.
Responding to a fan who asked if Garcia is a lesbian, Ross wrote on his official website, “James- Perhaps you should be a detective. I have never heard that Lilian Garcia was a lesbian! Good grief the wrestling internet can be brutal! Lilian is not a lesbian, but if she were what would it matter? I know that Lilian was married and is now dating a guy. My “No Man’s Land” remark Monday night was a cliché’ that implied Mr. McMahon had not been invited to reside where he was at the moment.”
So what did McMahon think about having his head shaved bald?
“Getting my head shaved was the right thing to do,” McMahon said in an interview published in the WWE 50 book.
“There was a lot of talk about Donald and his hair at the time, so it made some sense to me from a promotional standpoint. Donald’s hair versus my hair and there was always the chance that Donald would have his hair cut or head shaved; the public wasn’t too sure one way or the other. They thought they had it figured out, but they weren’t too sure. I would do anything for the business, but I didn’t realize that I have to be the ugliest bald-headed man in the world.”
He continued, “I didn’t realize at the time, but when I looked in the mirror, I saw my head was misshapen. My head has a point in the back of it. What the hell is that? And I have knots from various fights and stuff. I’ve got knots all over the back of my head, more on one side than the other. It’s just deformed looking, and when I looked in the mirror I said, ‘Oh my god, you are one ugly human being. What have you done to yourself?'”