Monday 1 April 2019 by Steve Marlborough

WWE add Jacob Rees-Mogg v Philip Hammond ‘Brexit showdown’ to Wrestlemania


Rees-Mogg Philip Hammond at wrestlemania

Two of Britain’s most prominent politicians will finally settle their Brexit differences with a match at next weekend’s Wrestlemania.

World Wrestling Entertainment have added a bout between Jacob Rees-Mogg and Philip Hammond to the Wrestlemania 35 card with the future of Britain on the line.

The Tory politicians will do battle in a steel cage with House of Commons speaker John Bercow as a special guest referee.

After failing to agree any clear Brexit plan, members of the House of Commons have agreed to abide by the result of the no-holds-barred slugfest in New Jersey.

Mr Rees-Mogg, who is expected to compete in his trademark full-length tailcoat and top hat, says victory over the Chancellor of the Exchequer will ensure Britain makes a no-deal exit from the European Union.

But a win for Remain-supporting Hammond would mean Brits are offered a second referendum on their departure from the EU.

WWE owner Vince McMahon said: “This is a grudge match two years in the making and we can’t wait to see this beef finally settled inside the ring.

“Jacob and Philip genuinely don’t like each other so we are confident fans will rush to order the pay-per-view to see them resolve their differences once and for all.”

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is expected to be in ‘Brexit Brute’ Rees-Mogg’s corner with pundits predicting the ex-London mayor will find a nefarious way to get involved in the match.

All eyes will be on whether wise-cracking Hammond sneaks his famous red briefcase into the ring.

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to accompany Hammond to the ring but the match could yet be thrown into doubt as transport secretary Chris Grayling has been asked to book the flights to the United States.

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