Chris Jericho has reflected on his backstage confrontation with Brock Lesnar following SummerSlam 2016.
Following the August 21, 2016 event, reports revealed that Jericho and Lesnar squared up to one another backstage. This confrontation has been discussed frequently in the years since.
Jericho recently recalled the events that led up to him standing face to face with The Beast on the True Geordie Podcast, confirming that he was unsure whether Brock Lesnar elbowing Orton to a TKO victory was planned or not.
Claiming that Lesnar said things that would get him cancelled during their confrontation, Jericho said:
“He was doing a match with Randy Orton and he was basically butchering him with elbows to the head. I didn’t know if it was planned or not, no one would tell me. Wrestling is a hard-hitting sport, but elbows to the side of the head can kill you.
“When he was hitting him with the elbows, if this is real then it is bulls**t, but if it is called, it is still bulls**t because he is taking liberties and it is pissing me off.
“I was in Gorilla and I was angry about it, he came back and saw me and saw I was angry about it and wanted to challenge me. We got into a bit of an issue, I was like f**k this guy I don’t know how big he is I will take him on. I will fight to the death and stand up for what I believe in to the death.
“I was nose to nose with the guy and he is there laughing and saying things that would get him cancelled, homophobic things. I was like ‘I am going to bite his f**king nose off.’ I see this big fat nose in front of me, and if he takes a swing at me, I’m not saying this as a tough guy, I am literally going to bite his f**king nose off and see how tough he is.
“He might kill me, but he will walk around for the rest of his life with no nose. I don’t care about the homophobic thing, I wasn’t falling for it. This has gone to the next level now, this has f**king become kill or be killed. I’m going to bite your f**king nose off.
“Triple H tried to break it up and we both told him to f**k off which was hilarious. Then Vince got involved and basically broke it up and told me that he had told Brock to do that.
“No one else would say anything before that, but that was all down to Vince and Randy and Brock and whatever. But when it got down to the confrontation, it was real. Had it gone to the next step, I would have, he might have broke my face, but I will bite his nose off.”
Jericho last wrestled for WWE in 2018 at Greatest Royal Rumble. He is currently signed to AEW.
Brock Lesnar is set to challenge for Roman Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in a Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam. Check out the updated SummerSlam card right here.
Transcription via Inside The Ropes.
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