I don’t think I broke wrestler’s jaw: Jackman

September 25th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 25 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman is amused at reports that he fractured a wrestler’s jaw with a punch and said that the fighter is “prone to exaggeration”.

WWE fighter Dolph Ziggler has claimed that Jackman left him hospitalised with a “hairline mandibular fracture” following a stunt during a Raw SuperShow wrestling clash last week.

However the 42-year-old actor, who promoted his new robot boxing film “Red Steel” at the show, can’t believe he did any damage.

“It was scripted that I would go for that punch, but just before we went on, Dolph (Ziggler) was yelling at me, ‘You hit me man’. During rehearsal I said, ‘I’d like to do it, but I’ve spent 20 years pulling punches, trying not to hit. Trying to make it look real, but not really hit’,” Jackman told EW.com.

“He said, ‘There’s no way. There’s cameras everywhere, there’s crowd everywhere, there’s no way we can whiff it, as they call it. So I hit him pretty hard… I kinda really clocked him in the jaw. The next day I read he really broke his jaw and I wasn’t surprised, but I don’t think he did. He’s prone to exaggeration,” he added.

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