Randy Orton spoke with Sports Illustrated recently about his good pal Chris Jericho’s staredown with Brock Lesnar backstage at SummerSlam this year.
The Viper had to say this about the encounter:
“Basically, what happened is Jericho saw what was going on in the ring and wanted answers as to whether my best interests were in mind as far as my health and safety. I had my family there, sitting front row, and Chris knew that, as well. He was just coming up to check on his boy, that’s what it boiled down to, and I think that’s awesome.”
He proceeded to add the following:
“You hear all these things about how they were going to fight, but I don’t think Jericho wanted to fight Brock, I’m just going to throw that out there. I think he was coming up to just make sure everything was cool. It’s unfortunate that in that small space, with the dozen bodies in there, somehow that leaked and everybody knew about it. That’s very unfortunate. It was blown way out of proportion, and Jericho just wanted to check on one of his fellow boys in the locker room. I have a lot of respect for Brock. I was down in OVW with him, and I was there a few months before he came. We all knew he was coming, but when he came, he was humble and a fun guy to be around. He’s still the same way. He’s been through a lot, and he’s really became a name in this business and in MMA.”
What I think is interesting in that last qoute was how cool of a guy Randy Orton makes Brock out to be. Over the years, there have been many reports of Brock being hard to work with, and the impression is made that he is much of a stranger to the rest of the roster. It’s always been said that he clocks in and clocks out with no social interaction inbetween. Whether this is the case or not, Orton makes out to have a good relationship with the Beast Incarnete