19 Jun 19
Ranveer Singh has got himself into some unexpected trouble (Picture: Getty Images)
In one of the least likely feuds of the modern age, WWE manager Paul Heyman has threatened Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh over a tweet about the Cricket World Cup.
Singh was in Manchester on Sunday to watch India beat Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup, and tweeted a number of pictures of him celebrating the result at Old Trafford.
One of India’s best known actors, the 33-year-old’s tweets got a lot of attention, one in particular caught the eye of Brock Lesnar’s manager, Heyman.
Singh tweeted a picture with India star Hardik Pandya which read: ‘Eat. Sleep. Dominate. Repeat. The name is Hardik. Hardik Pandya.’
Eat. Sleep. Dominate. Repeat. The name is Hardik. Hardik Pandya. 🏏✌🏾✊🏾 @hardikpandya7 ma boi #unstoppable pic.twitter.com/B5oRzedTg3
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 17, 2019
Seemingly harmless, but Heyman took exception, insisting that he has copyrighted the phrase ‘Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat’ after his client, Lesnar, beat the Undertaker at in 2014, breaking his 21-match winning run at Wrestlemania.
Heyman even went as far as threatening legal action against the actor, tweeting in reply: ‘ARE YOU F’N KIDDING ME???????????
‘1 – It’s Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat
‘2 – Copyright #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar
‘3 – I am litigious
‘4 – EAT SLEEP DEPOSITION REPEAT’
. @RanveerOfficial ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME???????????1 – It's Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat2 – Copyright #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar 3 – I am litigious 4 – EAT SLEEP DEPOSITION REPEAT https://t.co/yppZe129eZ
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) June 19, 2019
It is not the first time that Heyman has got involved with an argument over cricket, with the same issue cropping up in July this year.
The official Cricket World Cup account tweeted: ‘Eat. Sleep. Finish games. Repeat’ in reference to MS Dhoni.
To which Heyman replied: ‘My most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency.’
My most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency. https://t.co/sGtIALzso1
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) January 18, 2019
Paul Heyman’s war on cricket is not something anyone expected to crop up in 2019, but that is the world we live in these days.
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