Chris Jericho Explains Backstage Altercation With Brock Lesnar

One of the biggest stories coming out of this year's SummerSlam was the reported backstage altercation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho.

Jericho cleared the air when he was a guest on Chael Sonnen's show Your Welcome and spoke on the rumors that Jericho was upset of the main event finish, which was Lesnar busting Orton open and having the referee call off the match.

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“Anytime something like that happens, there is always a lot of rumors, a lot of stories being told about that sort of thing," Jericho said. "We did have a little bit of a brouhaha, shall we say. I think that happens when you have guys in a sport such as ours, half entertainment, half real, half not. He had just come out of the ring. I had come out of the ring. I just thought the ending of that match as very brutal and very violent. I just didn’t know if Randy was ok. I was checking on Randy, my friend. We’ve always been pretty close. I said something, he said something and then next thing you know, we’re nose to nose yelling at each other. Let’s make no bones about this. Brock is trained fighter, but I’m not the type of person that would back down to anyone, to my detriment. Hotheads fire off and we were in each other’s faces. It happens sometimes. I guess I kind of have a reputation that I never back down. I think in the case of guys of [Brock’s] size, you think people are just going to yield, but that’s not me. Growing up where I grew up in Winnipeg and my dad used to being in the NHL. It’s not what I do. I’m glad he didn’t eat me. Basically, there was a face to face but the rest is going to be between the two of us.”

When asked whether or not Jericho would be considered a mark for having a big reaction to the main event finish, Jericho said he simply wanted to check on Orton.

“It doesn’t make me a mark to check up on my friend, saying ‘what the hell is going on with this finish?’" Jericho said. "I was just saying if Randy was ok. Being here, 26 years in the business, I can do whatever the fuck I want. Whatever the finish is, it’s not my business. Whatever they do, whatever happens, it’s not my business. It’s not my responsibility to call, but when I see a friend of mine lying in a pool of blood, whether it’s a work or not, that’s real blood. That’s a real concussion. We’ve had a 15 year history. That’s one of the guys I’ve been in the trenches with and will continue to be in the trenches with until the day that one of us, stops doing this. I don’t think there is anything wrong with checking on your friend, whether it’s a work or not. If that makes me a mark, then I guess I’m a mark for making sure that my friend is okay.”

The full interview can be heard here.




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