Randy Orton has opened up about the backstage fight between Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar following the Viper's match against the Beast Incarnate at SummerSlam in August. The 12-time WWE world champion said that it was unfortunate that the confrontation between Y2J and Lesnar overshadowed the event.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the 36-year-old wrestler said that it was "awesome" of Jericho to walk up to the former UFC heavyweight champion and demand answers about his health and whether he went off-script. Orton was left in a pool of blood and lost the match on the referee's decision. He also suffered a concussion that left him out of action for three weeks.

"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," Orton said.

"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 noted that Jericho did not want to fight Lesnar. "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," said Orton. "I think he was coming up to just make sure everything was cool."

During the interview, Orton also revealed that his top three wrestlers are Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio and Triple H. He continued that he would like to fight AJ Styles in the future and would want to take on Kurt Angle on Smackdown Live.

"I'll go Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, and s**t, I've got to throw Triple H in there. I hate to do it, but I've got to. I've never been in there with a better ring general than him. When it comes to understanding psychology and having an answer to a question that you feel like there's no answer to, there is no one better in the business," Orton said.

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