Chris Jericho went to ‘bite’ part of Brock Lesnar in a fight

The WWE SummerSlam 2016 match between Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar is one that ended controversially due to elbow strikes from The Beast creating a technical knockout, but it turned into a behind-the-scenes incident involving Chris Jericho, leaving fans in the aftermath were talking.

At the time, it was reported that Jericho and Lesnar got into a physical altercation, and during an appearance on the “True Geordie Podcast,” the AEW star made it clear that he would “stand up to him again” as he weighed in on what really happened that day. Gorilla Position.

“He was kind of like butchering him with elbows to the head, and I didn’t know if it was planned or not and nobody was going to tell me,” he said. “Elbows on the side of the head can kill you. Your temple, if you get hit hard enough in the temple you die… I was like, ‘If this is real, it’s bullshit. If it’s mentioned, is it still bullsh*t he takes liberties and that pissed me off.” I was in Gorilla and I was damn mad about it… And we got a little problem.”

Despite the obvious size and power Lesnar has on him, Jericho — who also had a legitimate fight with Goldberg — made it clear that he had no qualms about it because he was willing to “stand up for whatever [he believes] till death.”

The former AEW world champion also revealed that Lesnar “laughed…said things that would probably make him cancel if I said them to you now, like homophobic terms you shouldn’t say.” Though he didn’t reveal the details about it, Jericho was willing to go to any lengths to deal with the situation.

“I was like f*ck it, I’m going to bite his f*cking nose off. I see this big, gigantic, fat nose, and I’m like… I’ll bite his nose off, see how tough he is. He might kill me, but he’ll be walking around without a damn nose for the rest of his life.’ So that’s how I felt,” he said. “The homophobic thing didn’t interest me. I don’t care, I didn’t fall for [the insults]. This has now gone to the next level, this is f*cking kill or be killed.”

In the end there was no need to bite the bullet, as the situation had calmed down when it was explained to Jericho that the spot with Lesnar and Orton was something that had been planned and agreed upon by both men.

“Triple H tried to break it up and we both told him to fuck off, which was hilarious,” he recalls. “Then Vince got involved, and he got involved and basically broke it up.”

Although the elbow strikes were controlled by everyone involved in the finish, legitimate strikes carried a real risk of injury, and Jericho was right to be concerned as Orton suffered a concussion that night.

If you use quotes from this article, please credit “The True Geordie Podcast” with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

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