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5 WWE storylines based on real-life events

Thomas Lowson
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CM Punk and Jeff Hardy waged a war in 2009, which focussed on the latter's real-life substance problems.
CM Punk and Jeff Hardy waged a war in 2009, which focussed on the latter's real-life substance problems.

WWE is a soap opera, with countless various storylines taking place over the company's many years.

In case things weren't quite clear, no, Steve Austin does not hate Vince McMahon's guts, and The Undertaker did not burn down his family's funeral home with his brother Kane inside it.

But though these iconic tales remain in the world of fiction, there have been some stories that proved that truth is something stranger than fiction. Sometimes, a wrestler's real life will weave its way into the stories on screen, for a variety of reasons.

Whether it be due to real-life beef between two wrestlers or something else, there have been some stories that borrowed from facts. Here are five WWE storylines that were based off of real-life events.


#5: Bradshaw bullies the Blue Guy

The Blue Meanie and the former WWE Champion seem to have made ammends in recent years.
The Blue Meanie and the former WWE Champion seem to have made ammends in recent years.

ECW One Night Stand 2005 was supposed to be an amazing night for the Extreme faithful, but the show is arguably best remembered for one man.

JBL.

During the brawl near the end of the night, Bradshaw legitimately attacked the Blue Meanie, busting the bWo member up badly in the ruckus. After threatening legal action, the WWE calmed Meanie by offering him a brief contract, turning the real-life fight into an angle.

The angle even saw Meanie beat the former WWE Champion in a No-DQ match, albeit with help by Batista, and with the bout seeing Bradshaw dominate the ECW alum for the majority of the contest.

Released shortly after the match, at least Meanie got to make some money out of the beating he received, and based on recent posts, it seemed the pair have buried their beef.

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