Randy Orton has said that he was irked following his fight with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam earlier in the year. The fight had ended after the Beast Incarnate had left The Viper in a pool of blood and lost the match by referee decision.
The 12-time WWE world champion during an interview with USA Today said he was angry at being forced out of the ring for three weeks following a concussion from the Lesnar fight.
"The fact that I had a concussion and was out for three weeks and wasn't able to do anything pissed me off," Orton said.
"We say this a lot in the back when someone gets hit harder than intended, we knew what we were signing up for. It's a rough sport. It's a rough business and very physical. A few more people need to respect how things can go sour out there," he added.
Orton also said that, while he lost the fight, the WWE could have made him look a little better against Lesnar while not hurting the 39-year-old wrestler's Beast character that enters the ring after some months and destroys his opponents.
"I think with Lesnar, it's always going to be him coming in every few months as a monster who destroys guys who work 200 days a year ... There is a tendency for that to get old. I could have looked a little better that night and that would have helped me a lot regardless of the finish and not hurt Brock's character at all," he said.
However, he also pointed out that despite losing to Lesnar in that fashion, the fight itself was talked about for months.
"But the fact that you're asking me about it three-four months later, means we created a buzz," he added.