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Video - Wayne Rooney's wrestling slap steals the show

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rooney slaps WWE star Wade Barrett
Rooney slaps WWE star Wade Barrett

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has not been creating too many positive headlines of late, but he stole the show at the WWE show in Manchester on Monday night.

Boxing fan Rooney is also a WWE buff and he was ringside as some of the biggest names in the entertainment extravaganza took to the ring.

Joined by his Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs and former United team-mate Darren Fletcher as they looked on from their ringside seats, Rooney reopened his feud with 6'7" WWE star Wade Barrett and finished the confrontation with a hefty slap.

Rooney and British star Barrett have had exchanges on Twitter in the last couple of years as they talked up the prospects of arranging a scrap in the wrestling ring and their battle become very public, in a show that is bound to boost WWE ratings.

Check out the video below as Rooney stood up to one of the biggest opponents he has faced.