WWE Rumors: Brock Lesnar Assaults Ryback in Real-Life Altercation

Luis CamposAnalyst IAugust 7, 2012

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Rumors of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar attacking WWE superstar Ryback have been setting the Internet ablaze. 

The rumor has been propagated on several pro-wrestling news sites, including the mostly reputable Mexican wrestling website SuperLuchas

SuperLuchas—as well as multiple sources throughout the Internet—claims that the news was first broken by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, despite the lack of evidence of the reputable newsletter ever publishing such news. 

According to the websites which cite the alleged Wrestling Observer Newsletter report: 

Lesnar left the building after getting into a physical altercation with fellow WWE superstar, Ryan Reeves, known in ring as Ryback.

Not much information is being let out, but the source says Lesnar was in the arena early to rehearse a major angle with SummerSlam opponent Triple H. Before things even began, Reeves, who was also in the building, got into a heated argument with Lesnar. It is uncertain what the argument was about.

Reeves put his hands on Lesnar, though the source tells us that people who witnessed it said Reeves was going to apologize. Lesnar shoved Reeves back and a shoving match ensued. Lesnar threw Reeves to the floor and hit him in the face three times before being pulled off.

Reeves suffered a laceration above his left eyebrow which is required stitches. 'Ryback' will not be competing tonight as he was originally planned. Lesnar left the building immediately, and all efforts to reach him have failed.

Overall the rumor sounds too good to be true and is probably a well elaborated Internet hoax as neither the Wrestling Observer Newsletter nor any other credible source have confirmed the validity of this rumor. 

Could there be some truth to this rumor? Or have the dirt sheets fooled everyone again? 


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