10. WWF Casino would have been $100 million behemoth.
A woman named Linda McMahon was a successful entrepreneur who helped to run the WWF. McMahon wanted to build a wrestling-themed hotel and casino on the location where the Debbie Reynolds Hotel once stood. She purchased the existing casino for $8 million and announced her plans to spend $100 million to remodel the location into the WWF Hotel and Casino. The plan was to obviously have live wrestling matches as entertainment, but also give guests the opportunity to stay in rooms based after their favorite wrestlers – like The Rock. They created a concept video that showed a large tower-like building with the letters “WWF” on the side that projected video footage of the wrestling matches.
However, about a year later, McMahon realized that she was in over her head. The casino and hotel business was completely out of her wheelhouse, and she had to abandon the project. Two years after purchasing it, she sold the building and land for $11 million. Thankfully, she did not lose any money. She actually came out with $1 million in profit after paying for all of their expenses.
Linda McMahon is a personal friend of Donald Trump, who encouraged her to pursue the casino in the first place. After Donald Trump became president, he made Linda McMahon head of the Small Business Administration in Las Vegas.