Brock Lesnar And Chris Jericho Reportedly Got Into A Backstage Altercation At WWE SummerSlam

08.22.16 10 months ago 34 Comments
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A lot of people were confused at the ending of the Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton match at WWE SummerSlam. No one really knew if Lesnar was supposed to bust Orton’s head open or not. One person who was apparently confused about what went down on Sunday night was Chris Jericho, and his misunderstanding of the way the match ended reportedly led to a confrontation with Lesnar.

According to Dave Meltzer (via TJR Wrestling), Jericho wanted to see if the ending to the match occurred as planned, so he walked into the gorilla position and started asking Michael Hayes questions. When Hayes wouldn’t answer, Jericho reportedly said “That’s bullsh*t.”

It was at this moment that Lesnar came walking through the door and he heard Jericho express his anger towards Hayes. Unfortunately, Lesnar thought Jericho was talking about the match, so this happened:

Lesnar thought he was talking about his match, and called Jericho a pussy according to one version, or “shut up” according to another, and to mind his own business. The two got face-to-face and started exchanging words, with one version saying they were shouting at each other the whole time.

They got tangled up against the wall and Lesnar told Jericho to punch him or kiss him. Paul “HHH” Levesque jumped in quickly and broke it up. It was heated enough that they went back at it at which time Vince McMahon broke it up. Jericho started yelling about Lesnar and McMahon told Jericho that it was all a work and to be professional.

So while this is a bad thing that happened, at least it was based on a misunderstanding and not based on the fact that Jericho and Lesnar wanted to fight each other. That’s especially good news for Jericho, because you have to be a – *takes a deep breath to compose self* – stupid idiot to want to fight Brock Lesnar.

(via TJR Wrestling)

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