At SummerSlam on Sunday, Brock Lesnar busted open Randy Orton in their match the “hard way.” What that means is that Lesnar legitimately hit and elbowed Orton so hard that it cut open Orton’s head, an injury which required 10 stitches to close. The WWE rumors after the match were that Chris Jericho was in Lesnar’s face after the match for the possible injury to Orton.
According to PWInsider, there is no heat on either of the wrestlers for their altercation in the WWE locker room after the SummerSlam match. The site reports that the WWE just considered Chris Jericho’s actions to be “boys being boys” and there is no heat on him or Brock, who flew home on Monday.
When it came to WWE rumors, the Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton match ended in extreme controversy. There is a “no blood” rule in the WWE since the PG era started, and blood is usually saved for very special occasions. It looks like the Lesnar and Orton WWE match was one of those occasions.
However, instead of blading like wrestlers used to do, which is the safest way to bleed in a wrestling match, Brock Lesnar busted open Orton and won the match when the referee stopped the match, calling it a TKO win. This is rare and the last time it happened was in NXT when Kevin Owens beat Sami Zayn with continuous head strikes. However, the amount of blood that Orton lost at the hands of Brock Lesnar made some think this was not the way it was supposed to end.
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2016
If it was planned for Brock Lesnar to bust open Randy Orton this bad, it was smart planning on the WWE. Most fans are jaded now by professional wrestling and don’t believe anything. If Lesnar had just beaten up Orton to the point of the referee stopping the match, fans would have just yawned and moved on. As it is, everyone was talking about what Brock did the next day.
The Chris Jericho actions backstage were even bigger when it comes to the story. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Jericho was watching the WWE match and saw how bad Lesnar legitimately was hitting Orton and was asking people in the WWE production area if this was planned. No one answered his questions because they were working on the product.
When you face Brock Lesnar in WWE and he forgets it's not UFC… pic.twitter.com/CeU8L5cDdQ
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) August 23, 2016
Chris Jericho waited for Brock Lesnar to get to the back after the match and confronted Lesnar about the beat down. Chris and Brock got in each other’s faces, and Lesnar actually planted a kiss on Jericho’s head. That incensed Jericho and Lesnar put his hands behind his back and reportedly said, “hit me or kiss me.” That is when Chris and Brock got physical and people had to break them up.
According to the reports, Vince McMahon raced to the incident and got Brock and ushered him away from Jericho. McMahon reportedly told Jericho to be more professional, and Chris said Brock Lesnar was the unprofessional one for what he did to Orton.
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That is when sources say that Vince McMahon told Jericho that it was a work when he was asked what was wrong with him. If these WWE rumors are true, and numerous sources indicate that they are, then even a WWE superstar like Chris Jericho was worked by the angle in the ring.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Chris Jericho stood up to a much larger athlete in a wrestling locker room. As the tInquisitr previously reported, Jericho and Goldberg had a real life fight in the back one night, and Chris said he actually won that fight.
“[Goldberg] basically put his hand on my throat and screamed in my face. I’m not a tough guy, but when you put your hand on someone’s throat you better be ready to go. He apparently wasn’t and I was, so we just got into a little bit of an altercation, I took him to the ground and I put him in a front face lock, and my plan was to hold on as long as I could until he got up and killed me, but he never got up, and I just kept squeezing, and I know if you push someone’s chin into their chest you can make them pass out, so that’s what I was doing.”
Brock Lesnar is not expected back in a WWE ring anytime soon, and Brock might be gone until 2017 because of the limited dates that his contract calls for. Chris Jericho was on WWE Monday Night Raw last night, and while Chris lost his match, it was the main event, so it is clear there is no real heat on Jericho when it comes to his push.
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