Kevin Owens’ best friend in the whole world, Chris Jericho, recently made headlines after it was revealed that he got into a shoving match with Brock Lesnar in the moments after SummerSlam ended, reportedly due to Jericho feeling that Brock had taken liberties with his opponent, Randy Orton, who was busted open in the ring, requiring 10 staples to close the wound, and also suffering a concussion that kept him from wrestling at the next PPV. On the most recent episode of Chael Sonnen’s podcast, Jericho gave his side of the story:
“Any time something like that happens there’s always a lot of rumors and a lot of stories being told and that sort of thing but, I mean, not to get into specifics cause it’s basically between me and Brock, but, you know, we did have a little bit of a brouhaha, shall we say. I think that happens when you get guys that are in a sport such as ours, half-entertainment, half-real, half-not and you know I think you get… he had just come out of the ring, I had just come out of the ring an hour before or so, whatever, and I just thought the finish of that match was very brutal and very violent and I just didn’t know if Randy was okay, and I was checking on Randy, my friend – we’ve always been pretty close.
“And I said something and he said something, next thing you know we’re nose-to-nose kind of yelling at each other and it defused fairly quickly. But I mean, listen, let’s make no bones about this – Brock is a trained fighter, and he’s a beast – but, you know, I’m not the type of person to back down from anybody… to my detriment or harmful to my existence even. But hotheads fire off and we’re in each other’s face and that happens sometimes. I guess I kind of have a reputation for it, too. I’ve never backed down and I think sometimes in the case of guys his size, they think most people are just gonna wilt and most people do but that’s not me, that’s not my background, that’s not what I came up from growing up where I grew up in Winnipeg and my dad’s lineage of being in the NHL… it’s just not what I do, so, like I said. I’m glad he didn’t eat me, but basically there was a face-to-face confrontation, and I’ll leave the rest between the two of us.”
Is it wrong that we saw “I’m glad he didn’t eat me” and totally believed that it was a legitimate concern when dealing with an angry Brock Lesnar? Because we entirely believe he would kill and eat a person if he was provoked enough.
Interview transcript courtesy of CageSideSeats.