Chris Jericho Was Ready To Bite Brock Lesnar's Nose Off During WWE SummerSlam 2016 Confrontation

WWE SummerSlam was headlined by Brock Lesnar taking on Randy Orton. The hard-hitting bout ended via TKO with Lesnar busting open Orton, sliding him with elbows to the forehead.

The brutal nature of the elbows didn't sit well with Chris Jericho, who watched backstage and took issue with how Lesnar with delivering the blows.

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When Lesnar got backstage, Jericho confronted him.

Speaking on the True Geordie podcast, Jericho told his side of the story.

"Yeah, I did," Jericho said, confirming he stood up to Lesnar at the show. "I'll fucking stand up to him again, right now, in the moment."

Jericho continued, explaining how he took issue with the elbows and why he found them dangerous.

"He was doing a match with Randy Orton and he was, basically, butchering him with elbows to the head. I didn't know if it was planned or not and nobody would tell me if it was planned or not. Wrestling is a hard-hitting sport, but elbows to the side of the head can kill you. If you get hit hard enough in the temple, you can die. Ever heard of David and Goliath? That's how Goliath died, from a fucking rock to his temple. When he was hitting him with the elbows, I was like, 'if this is real, this is bullshit. If it's been called, it's still bullshit. He's taking liberties and pissing me off.' I was in Gorilla and I was fucking angry about it," recalled Jericho.

Jericho then recalled his confrontation with Brock backstage.

"Brock came through and saw me angry about it and decided he wanted to come challenge me. We got into a little bit of an issue and I was like, 'Fuck this guy, I don't give a shit how big he is, I don't care. He's fucking wrong.' I will fight to the death and stand up for what I believe in, to the death. I remember being, literally, nose-to-nose with the guy, and he's laughing and saying things that would probably get him canceled, homophobic terms that you shouldn't say. I was like, 'fuck it. I'll bite his fucking nose off.' I see his giant fat nose and I'm like, 'If he comes any closer and takes a swing at me,' I'm not even saying this as a tough guy, I'm like, 'I'm literally going to bite his fucking nose off.' I remember Haku had done that, he's a good friend of mine. I'll bite his nose off, and see how tough he is then. He might kill me, but he's going to walk around the rest of his life with no fucking nose. I didn't care about the homophobic thing, I didn't give a shit, I wasn't falling for it. It had gone to the next level, it's kill or be killed, and I'm going to bite your fucking nose off. Triple H had to break it up, we both told him to 'fuck off,' which is hilarious," said Jericho.

Jericho concluded by saying, "Then Vince (McMahon) got involved and he basically broke it up and told me that he told Brock to do that. No one said anything before that. Whatever the reasoning was, it's between Brock, Randy, and Vince. It's none of my business, but when it got down to the confrontation, it was real. had it gotten to the next step, I swear to God, I would have bitten his nose off. You can crush my face, but I'll bite your nose off."

Jericho and Lesnar only had one singles match during their respective WWE careers, clashing in 2002 at a live event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

They have competed in multiple Royal Rumble events together and Lesnar laid out Jericho during a December 2014 episode of WWE Raw when Jericho was involved in a segment with Paul Heyman.

Elsewhere during the interview, Jericho gave his thoughts on the allegations against Vince McMahon. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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