Randy Orton has been one of the biggest names in professional wrestling for over a decade. So when it was announced that he would be facing Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam last August, the expectation was that fans would get a big time fight between two of the biggest stars of the 21st century.
What happened, however, was Orton losing to Lesnar via TKO in a pretty short match -- not as short as Lesnar vs. Goldberg, but short nonetheless.
While speaking with USA Today's For The Win, Orton spoke about the finish as well as the fact that he had to miss time due to a concussion.
"I think with Lesnar, it's always going to be him coming him every few months as a monster who destroys guys who work 200 days a year. There is a tendency for that to get old," he said. "I could have looked a little better that night and that would have helped me a lot regardless of the finish and not hurt Brock's character at all.
"But the fact that you're asking me about it three-four months later, means we created a buzz. But the fact that I had a concussion and was out for three weeks and wasn't able to do anything pissed me off."
Orton added that taking an unexpectedly hard shot is just a part of the business. "We say this a lot in the back when someone gets hit harder than intended, we knew what we were signing up for. It's a rough sport. It's a rough business and very physical. A few more people need to respect how things can go sour out there."
In the interview, Orton also talked about his new partnership with Bray Wyatt, his new baby girl, and how he got the guest-starring role on USA's Shooter. You can read the entire interview by clicking this link.