Hugh Jackman punched Dolph Ziggler for real on WWE RAW appearance. The Hollywood star was a special guest on RAW back in 2011.
The WWE have welcomed several guests in the past. Actors, singers, other sport personalities, the WWE have brought in many celebrities. One of them happened to be Hollywood Movie star Hugh Jackman almost a decade back in September 2011.
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Jackman aligned with Zac Ryder during his appearance and even socked Dolph Ziggler in the face. In a recent interview with Out of Character, Ziggler revealed that he told the actor not to pull his punch and legitimately got hit by him.
Hugh Jackman punched Dolph Ziggler for real on WWE RAW
“Backstage, he’s a sweetheart guy. He was so nice and he was a fan, He remembered Brooklyn Brawler coming to a show when he was a kid. He remembered a bunch of different things, He was like, ‘how can we make this awesome?’ Again, that is rare. You could be bringing up someone else and I’d be like, ‘that was okay.’ This guy wanted to make this amazing. He didn’t have to. There were no rules for him. He could do whatever he wanted.”
“We figured it out where he’s going to. I see him there, he’s got Broski’s headband on and he’s going to punch me in the face. He goes, ‘so what do we do? I kind of swing by you?’ I go, ‘if you don’t punch me in the face as hard as you can, I’m going to get fired and I’m coming after you. We have 500 cameras out there and a world watching. You got to punch me because we got enough people saying this stuff’s phony, anyways. You got to freaking hit me and make this count.’ I go, ‘don’t worry, you can see by the jaw I can take a freaking punch.’”
“So, right before we went out I said one last time, ‘listen man if you’re going to halfway do it or miss, let’s switch this right now because I need you to punch me in the face with my hands down and my head [extends neck forward].’ He goes, ‘I promise you I won’t let you down,’ and he cracked me in the face pretty damn hard. It was great.”
Hugh Jackman on his RAW appearance
Jackman has corraborated the story in the past, stating that Ziggler egged him on to punch him for real and he obliged his request.
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