In an interview with Sports Illustrated to promote his appearance on the USA Network series “Shooter”, WWE SmackDown Live superstar cleared the air on what happened backstage after his match against Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam earlier this year between Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar.

“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. 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.”

The interview is available in full at this link.