I don`t think I broke wrestler`s jaw: Jackman

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2011, 14:20 PM IST

London: 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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