Chris Jericho has lifted the lid on his backstage bust-up with Brock Lesnar at Summerslam.
Lesnar’s match against Randy Orton made headlines after the former UFC champion left his opponent requiring 10 staples to heal his horrendous head wound.
Rumours of a heated exchange between Lesnar and Jericho have never been confirmed, but Y2J has now revealed his side of the story, and insists he was only trying to check on Orton’s condition after he was left bloodied in the ring.
‘Any time something like that happens there’s always a lot of rumors and a lot of stories being told and that sort of thing but, I mean, not to get into specifics cause it’s basically between me and Brock, but, you know, we did have a little bit of a brouhaha, shall we say,’ Jericho said on the You’re Welcome! with Chael Sonnen podcast.
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‘I think that happens when you get guys that are in a sport such as ours, half-entertainment, half-real, half-not, he had just come out of the ring, I had just come out of the ring an hour before or so, whatever, and I just thought the finish of that match was very brutal and very violent and I just didn’t know if Randy was okay, and I was checking on Randy, my friend – we’ve always been pretty close.
‘And I said something and he said something, next thing you know we’re nose-to-nose kind of yelling at each other and it defused fairly quickly.
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‘But I mean, listen, let’s make no bones about this – Brock is a trained fighter, and he’s a beast – but, you know, I’m not the type of person to back down from anybody… to my detriment or harmful to my existence even.
‘But hotheads fire off and we’re in each other’s face and that happens sometimes. I guess I kind of have a reputation for it, too.
‘I’ve never backed down and I think sometimes in the case of guys his size, they think most people are just gonna wilt and most people do but that’s not me, that’s not my background, that’s not what I came up from growing up where I grew up in Winnipeg and my dad’s lineage of being in the NHL… it’s just not what I do, so, like I said.
‘I’m glad he didn’t eat me, but basically there was a face-to-face confrontation, and I’ll leave the rest between the two of us.’