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Wayne Rooney slapped a 6'7" wrestler on WWE Raw last night

Just another Monday night in Manchester.

Rooney fared better with Bennett than he did with Phil Bardsley.
Rooney fared better with Bennett than he did with Phil Bardsley.

WE’RE NOT QUITE up to speed on the intricacies of the latest WWE scripts and storylines. To be honest, we’re not really that interested.

But here’s what we do know. Last night, Wayne Rooney slapped a man on TV.

The England captain was ringside with son Kai for a special edition of Monday Night Raw in Manchester when he was taunted by Wade Barrett, who stands at a not inconsiderable 6 foot 7.

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Barrett, who is from Lancashire, said: “In this ring are two men who can be easily be described as championship material… which is more than can be said of Wayne Rooney and Manchester United.

“I would offer to have you step inside this ring so we can fight this out like men.

I would offer — but I’d hate for your little boy to sit there and watch his own father fail because, let’s face it, he gets to experience that every single time you step on a football pitch.

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Barrett then climbed down to stand face-to-face with Rooney, who slapped him and sent him sprawling like Ashley Young caught in a gust of wind.

Barrett tried to save some face by later tweeting: “I’m heading to Old Trafford early tomorrow morning. I hope @WayneRooney has the guts to meet me there.

He added: “Does anyone have Phil Bardsley’s number,” a reference to the infamous video which saw Rooney KOd while playacting with his former team-mate.

Joke’s on you though, Wade — it’s the international break this week.

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