On Sunday night at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar appeared to blur the lines between script and reality when he jammed his elbow into Randy Orton’s skull until he bled profusely. It is one thing for viewers to be in the dark about the extent of this surreality, but the confusion apparently extended to backstage.
Dave Meltzer first reported and Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin confirmed that the ending of the match led Chris Jericho to confront Brock Lesnar backstage as the latter was coming back through the tunnel (which is known in wrestling as the “gorilla” position).
According to multiple sources, Jericho came to the gorilla position just as the match ended, apparently to see if Orton was okay and to find out what exactly happened. He asked Michael Hayes what the finish was or if that was the finish. Hayes wouldn’t answer him at which point Jericho said, “That’s bullsh*t.”
Jericho said that just as Lesnar came back from the ring. 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.
We’re told Brock kissed him on the forehead at that point … then said, “kiss me back, p*ssy.” Our sources say Jericho didn’t back down though! He actually stepped up and got in Lesnar’s face, ready to fight. But Brock responded, with his arms behind his back, saying “hit me or kiss me, bitch” … causing everyone in the area to swarm in and break them apart, including Triple H.
According to both accounts, Vince McMahon also jumped in to break the fight, yelling at Jericho that the Orton ending was a “work” (in wrestling lingo, this means part of the story). Meltzer also added that Orton assured Jericho it was planned.
It would be phenomenal if we got to see video of this at some point.