Chris Jericho On Almost Fighting Brock Lesnar At Summerslam 2016, Whether He Respects Lesnar Now

Chris Jericho was recently a guest on “Sam Roberts & Jim Norton’s Radio Show”. During the interview, he recalled a backstage encounter that he had with Brock Lesnar after Summerslam 2016. Jericho took issue with Lesnar busting open Orton in the manner that he did and when no one would confirm or deny whether it was supposed to happen, he confronted Lesnar.

Jericho went onto say that he would have used dirty tactics had they come to blows since he knew that there was no way he’d be able to take Lesnar in a real fight. He also revealed whether or not he has respect for Lesnar as of today. Here are the highlights from the interview:

On Thinking That He’d Try To Bite Brock’s Nose Off:

Yeah he did some stuff that I felt he shouldn’t have done and no one would tell me if it was supposed to happen or not and then he started yelling at me — I was like, ‘F*ck this guy’. I started yelling back. I remember I was face-to-face with him and I just remember looking at him [and thinking], ‘He’s got the biggest, ugliest nose’. Like this f*cking giant nose, and I’m like, if he does anything, I’m just gonna bite his nose off. He’s gonna kill me either way, so he’s gonna kill me with no nose. I don’t care.

On Not Being Afraid To Fight Dirty:

Absolutely [Knowing that someone of Lesnar’s stature could hurt him]. That’s when you lose — I guess your common sense, but that’s the way for me and I’m not saying I’m a tough guy but there’s a certain level as a man where you start saying, ‘I don’t care how big you are, I have to do something’, and if I go down, I go down swinging. Also, I’m not going in there with a defeatist attitude. It’s like whatever happens happens but I have my game plan and we’ll see what goes down. This has always been my motto for fighting: Everyone’s got nuts, and everyone’s got knees. I don’t care how big you are. If I can kick you in the nuts or if I can kick your f*cking knees in, I’ll have a chance.

On Whether Or Not He Respects Brock Lesnar:

I also wanna say that I respect Brock Lesnar and what he has done with the business and how he has really made a lot of money minimally. So I wanna say that. I don’t think he’s a dick. We just had an issue and it’s done.

You can listen to the full interview below:

Credit: The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Radio Show. H/T Fightful.

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