Fans were shocked when Brock Lesnar busted open Randy Orton’s head at this year’s Summerslam. It was a deciding blow that ended the match by TKO. Whether the finish was part of the script, the danger of the move had many people upset, including some behind the scenes.
There’s been wide speculation since the August PPV as to whether Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar had a confrontation backstage after the match. Y2J recently addressed those rumors.
In an interview with MMA fighter Chael Sonnen on his podcast, You’re Welcome!, Jericho spoke frankly about the incident.
“I just thought the finish of that match was very brutal and very violent, and I just didn’t know if Randy was okay,” Jericho said. “I was checking on Randy, my friend. We’ve always been pretty close. I said something and [Lesnar] said something, next thing you know we’re nose-to-nose kinda yelling at each other. It defused fairly quickly.”
Jericho continued: “Listen, let’s make no bones about this. Brock is a trained fighter, and he’s a beast. But I’m not the type of person to back down from anybody, to my detriment or harmful to my existence, even. Hotheads fire off and we were in each others’ face and that happens sometimes.
“I think sometimes in the case of guys his size, they think people are just gonna wilt, and most people do, but that’s not me.” Jericho added with a laugh, “I’m glad he didn’t eat me.”
With reports swirling about the concussion Orton suffered at Summerslam, speculation about and criticism of the match’s finish is likely to continue for some time. Do you think Jericho was right to confront the Beast Incarnate? Let us know in the comments.