Randy Orton left WWE Summerslam concussed and confused.
Orton faced Brock Lesnar at WWE Summerslam. The match was cut short with Orton left bleeding because of an elbow from Lesnar. Fans were left unsure about exactly what they saw. Orton told ESPN he still does not know what happened.
"Even now, four months later, I don't even know what happened. If it was supposed to happen, I wasn't aware of it. Basically shit happens in that ring and he's a big old dude and he has some bony-ass elbows and that's all I can say. But there's an art to what we do. We're not trying to kill each other. We got 200 shows a year so taking a blow like that to the head definitely pisses me off because I'm on the shelf for three weeks with a concussion, and I had just gotten my boots back on a month before SummerSlam after being out nine to 10 months with a shoulder injury. So all those facts pissed me off, but when you do this for a living, shit happens," said Orton.
Orton would receive stitches and would be out of the ring for nearly a month. He told ESPN he has had injuries before and they're just a part of his work.
"I was in a ladder match a few years ago and knocked a guy off a ladder. I turned around and the ladder bounced back right on the top of my head and I got 12 staples. The high-risk stuff can hurt but sometimes those little things that you're not looking for can leave you with 12 staples in your head. It's not ballet, as the popular saying goes backstage. We signed up for this and we knew what we were signing up for and at Summerslam, that's what I chalked it up to. There was a lot of blood and hell yeah that pissed me off, but I signed up for that main event and I knew it wasn't going to be pretty. I knew it wasn't going to be me and Shawn Michaels. I knew that," said Orton.
Currently on Smackdown Live, Orton and Bray Wyatt are the tag team champions. His interview with ESPN also covered the creativity he has been feeling as a member of The Wyatt Family.
The rest of the interview can be at ESPN.com.