Wrestler challenges 'The Barack' to get in the ring

ITK caught up with the 31-year-old entertainer at the National Guard Youth Challenge Program’s gala event Tuesday at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Washington. The soiree served as a tribute to the Guard’s efforts to curb the high school dropout rate.

Supporting the event for the third year in a row, Kingston said he even had a few ideas for a drama-filled WWE storyline involving the commander-in-chief. 

Saying Obama’s wrestling name could be “The Barack,” Kingston told us with a grin, “And you know, it might not be me that he’d face, it would be [fellow wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson]. It would be a battle over the name, a little copyright infringement.”

He added, “You know The Rock might be mad that The Barack is trying to steal his name. Or they could be a heck of a tag team. Or who knows? You never know what’s going to happen in the WWE.”

Other notables spotted at the event included National Guard Youth Foundation co-chairwoman Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), country music star LeAnn Rimes, who looked slim amid baby bump buzz, wearing sky-high black boots and a black dress, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), and actor and producer Ricky Schroder.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) were among the lawmakers honored for their work with the group.

Photo courtesy of National Guard Youth Foundation

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