Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with WWE star Randy Orton who talked in detail about the reported backstage incident between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho following the conclusion of his match with Lesnar at SummerSlam in August.
According to original reports, Jericho took issue with the “TKO” finish that saw Orton get legitimately busted open by Lesnar and got into a confrontation with Lesnar backstage at the gorilla position after the show went off the air.
Orton told Sport Illustrated that he appreciated Jericho checking up on him.
“Basically, what happened is Jericho saw what was going on in the ring and wanted answers as to whether my best interests were in mind as far as my health and safety. I had my family there, sitting front row, and Chris knew that, as well. He was just coming up to check on his boy, that’s what it boiled down to, and I think that’s awesome. You hear all these things about how they were going to fight, but I don’t think Jericho wanted to fight Brock, I’m just going to throw that out there. I think he was coming up to just make sure everything was cool. It’s unfortunate that in that small space, with the dozen bodies in there, somehow that leaked and everybody knew about it. That’s very unfortunate. It was blown way out of proportion, and Jericho just wanted to check on one of his fellow boys in the locker room.”