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WWF Producers Wanted Brock Lesnar To Play A Russian Character

Brock Lesnar WWF 2002

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 31, 1988) – WWF WrestleFest 1988

On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation held ‘WWF WrestleFest 1988’ at the Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The event was taped for Coliseum Video and was released as an official VHS tape.

The results can be found below:

– The Big Boss Man defeated Scott Casey

– Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake defeated Hercules

– The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers defeated The Killer Bees

– Intercontinental Title Match: ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) by DQ

– The Powers Of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks

– Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart defeated Leapin’ Lanny Poffo

– Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts wrestled Ravishing Rick Rude to a double-count-out

– King Haku defeated Sam Houston

– Weasel Suit Match: Ultimate Warrior defeated Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan

– Tag Team Title Match: Demolition (c) defeated The British Bulldogs

– Dino Bravo defeated Ken Patera

– Cage Match: Hulk Hogan defeated Andre The Giant

• WWF Producers Wanted Brock Lesnar To Play A Russian Character

During an Inside The Ropes live show, Paul Heyman revealed that WWF producers wanted Brock Lesnar to debut as a Russian character back in 2002.

Below is what Heyman said:

“Brock was in the ring early in the day during the show, and there was a bunch of these old timers that, at the time, were producers, and they’re giving him the worst advice.

‘You should be a Russian. You should stand in the middle of the ring, and do nothing, and just let people bounce off of you’.”

Thankfully that didn’t happen, and they let Brock be “The Beast” that he is and he went on to become one of the most dominant superstars of all time.

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