Chris Jericho apparently was as confused as anyone about how WWE SummerSlam ended Sunday night, and his confusion reportedly almost led to a real backstage brawl with Brock Lesnar.
Multiple sources told the Wrestling Observer that Jericho questioned how the main event between Lesnar and Randy Orton ended, as there was some confusion as to whether Lesnar went off-script and intentionally injured Orton, who was left bloody in the middle of the ring. That questioning reportedly sparked an interesting series of events where Jericho and Lesnar exchanged words and stood face to face before Triple H and Vince McMahon intervened.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Jericho said, “That’s (B.S.),” after he failed to get answers regarding the controversial finish. Lesnar reportedly overheard Jericho’s comment and told him to mind his own business, at which point things escalated.
Lesnar reportedly pushed Jericho with his fingers, prompting a physical response in which the two got tangled up against the wall. Sources told Pro Wrestling Sheet that Lesnar then kissed Jericho on the forehead and said, “Kiss me back, (expletive).” Jericho reportedly stepped up and got into Lesnar’s face, after which Lesnar (with his hands behind his back) told him, “Hit me or kiss me, bitch.”
That’s when Triple H, whose real name is Paul Levesque, reportedly jumped in to separate the WWE superstars. Things remained heated, though, prompting McMahon to get involved.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, McMahon ushered Lesnar away while yelling at Jericho to be more professional. Jericho reportedly thought Lesnar went off-script on Orton, but McMahon assured him that bloodying Orton was all part of the company’s plan for the show.
In any event, a source told Pro Wrestling Sheet that he/she thought Jericho had the right intentions amid the chaos but just handled things the wrong way.
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