AEW star Chris Jericho has accused Brock Lesnar of using homophobic slurs when the two men squared off in an infamous backstage incident.
In 2016, the SummerSlam main event saw Brock Lesnar defeat Randy Orton. The end of the bout came when the referee stopped the match as Lesnar reigned down brutal elbow shots on Orton’s head causing The Viper to bleed.
One onlooker backstage was then-WWE Superstar Chris Jericho whose blood was boiling at what he was witnessing.
Speaking on the True Geordie podcast, Jericho discussed the incident and the confrontation he had with Lesnar backstage when Lesnar allegedly said some unacceptable things:
“I was in Gorilla [Position] and I was f**king angry about it and Brock [Lesnar] came through and he saw me angry about it and decided he wanted to challenge me. And we got into a little bit of an issue, but I was like, ‘F**k this guy, I don’t give a s**t how big he is. I don’t f**king care. It’s wrong.’ I will fight to the death, I will stand up to what I believe in till death,
“I remember being literally nose-to-nose with the guy [Lesnar], and he was laughing – and he was actually saying things that would probably get him cancelled if I said them, like homophobic terms you shouldn’t be saying.”