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Brock Lesnar was told to ‘punish’ former WWE star

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WWE fans might remember the famous match between Brock Lesnar and former WWE star Zach Gowen on SmackDown. The former Spirit Squad member Rene Dupree recently claimed that WWE higher management had booked the match to punish Gowen.

Brock Lesnar attacked Zach Gowen

Dupree claims that the match was booked as a way to discipline Gowen. Gowen, a one-legged wrestler, defeated ‘The Beast Incarnate’ via disqualification on the August 21, 2003 episode of SmackDown. During the match, Lesnar had busted Gowen wide open with a steel chair in front of his mother in his home state of Michigan.

Dupree noted that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon only allowed two of his closest confidants, Jack Lanza and Pat Patterson, to smoke backstage. The rest of the stars were forbidden from smoking inside arenas.

Dupree recently said on his Cafe de Rene podcast that Gowen found himself at risk when he was spotted smoking backstage. He believes that the scripted attack from Lesnar was designed to teach the rookie a lesson:

‘What I had heard is that he was caught smoking cigarettes backstage,” said Dupree. “If you’ve ever been backstage at a WWF [WWE] show, Vince [McMahon] has ‘no smoking’ signs all over the building’¦ Remember that segment where Brock bashes his f***ing brains in with that steel chair in front of his own mother? That was punishment right there.’ 

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Bishal Roy