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WWE history: When Brock Lesnar insulted Hulk Hogan with an unscripted promo

Hogan and Lesnar at the birthday celebration
Hogan and Lesnar at the birthday celebration
Modified 22 Apr 2019

The backstory

The WWE Universe still hasn't forgotten the destruction of John Cena at the hands of The Beast, Brock Lesnar, at SummerSlam 2014. The former UFC Champion had shocked the wrestling world by breaking The Undertaker's legendary WrestleMania streak, and was being groomed for a monster push.

Lesnar squashed Cena at The Biggest Party Of The Summer, but something else had happened on the go home show of Monday Night Raw that had made waves backstage as well as on social media.

The Beast interrupts The Hulkster's celebration

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Possibly the greatest Superstar to ever have stepped foot inside the squared circle, Hulk Hogan celebrated his birthday on Raw, alongside a multitude of legends and Hall of Famers. The party didn't last long, as Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar came out to the ring. Lesnar took the mic from Heyman's hand, and stared dead into the face of Hogan.

"Party's over, Grandpa!" Lesnar exclaimed, with Hogan's face showing no emotion. Cena came out to save the day and fend off Lesnar.

After the show went off the air, speculations began running around on what had happened on Raw, with dirtsheets reporting that the infamous line Brock uttered was unscripted. Apparently, Lesnar came up with the line himself, with some help from Paul Heyman. It was rumored that Hulk Hogan wasn't thrilled with what Brock said to him on live TV, and went on to express his thoughts on Lesnar's comments.

All I gotta say is Brock, I haven’t done anything to get in your way but if you keep throwing my name around I’m gonna get in your way. You can’t say that stuff like you said Brock, in front of my wife and kids. It’s not cool brother. I know this is all entertainment. You know we’re supposed to have fun with it but when he starts throwing my name around, with my wife and my kids, it’s crossing the line.

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Although it wasn't confirmed whether Hogan's statement was in character or not, but one thing's for sure: The Immortal One wouldn't have been pleased one bit with Lesnar breaking the script and calling him 'grandpa'.

The Aftermath

Brock Lesnar went on to dominate the WWE main event scene for the next 5 years, until Seth Rollins slayed The Beast at WrestleMania 35.

Published 22 Apr 2019, 11:57 IST
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