Here’s How Brock Lesnar and Jeff Hardy’s Backstage Segment on WWE SmackDown Came to Life

Published 10/02/2021, 12:39 PM EDT


Last night’s Friday Night SmackDown witnessed the first night of the WWE Drafts from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. However, the draft wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of fans. As they also witnessed ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar taking it to the Bloodline faction when he attacked the Usos while the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns watched from outside.

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Ever since Paul Heyman “betrayed” Brock Lesnar, it looks like the entire demeanor of ‘The Beast’ has changed. The WWE Universe is familiar with a Lesnar, who just gets in the ring and feeds on his opponents. Seeing Lesnar cutting his promos is definitely a nostalgic feeling for all the pro-wrestling fans.

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Last night we also witnessed a strange stare-down between the former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy and Lesnar. Th stare-down happened in a backstage segment with WWE broadcaster Kayla Braxton.

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It was a pre-taped shoot between Jeff Hardy and Brock Lesnar

After Lesnar annihilated the Bloodline faction, we saw a backstage segment where Kayla Braxton was interviewing Jeff Hardy, who got drafted by WWE SmackDown during the drafts.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

“The Beast Incarnate” suddenly appeared and interrupted the interview. Then the two legends shared a brief stare-down. However, PWInsider reported the segment was pre-taped.

It looks like WWE wants to give the WWE Universe a full exciting ride as long as Brock Lesnar is still with the company until his contract expires.

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This brief altercation is buzzing so much because back in 2020, ‘The Charismatic Enigma’ Jeff Hardy had confessed that he wants to face Lesnar before he hangs up his boots for good.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar in action during his fight against The Undertaker at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

During this brief segment, Lesnar stated he is a free agent now and can show up whenever and wherever he wants. He further added that it is all because of Paul Heyman.

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What do you think Lesnar will do next? Let us know in the comments.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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