Chris Jericho involved in backstage altercation with Brock Lesnar

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Last night was the 2016 instalment of Summer Slam and it came with a very violent and controversial ending in the main event between Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar.

The match 15 years in the making proved to be nothing even close to a match at all as Lesnar dominated Orton and won via a TKO after leaving the Viper in a puddle of his own blood.

Questionable climax

The end scenes from Summer Slam and the eventual involvement of Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon - who got an F5 for trying to stop the assault led to fans asking if Lesnar went off script?


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Many fans in attendance seemed shocked by the graphic violence on display last night but it wasn't just the crowd who were outraged by what Lesnar did to the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

The match caused some outrage within Chris Jericho who was questioning Michael Hayes if it was meant to unfold that way.

When Jericho wasn't given an answer, he claimed: "that's Bulls***" just as Lesnar came through the curtain after the match.

This led to a verbal altercation between Jericho and Lesnar which would eventually turn physical causing the two to be separated.

Triple H and Vince McMahon were forced to get in between the two with Vince confirming that the whole match was a work while Triple H defended Jericho for standing up for his friend.

It is now generally believed that Orton knew what was going to happen and that Lesnar was sticking to the script, but that didn't stop things boiling over backstage.

Gone again

It seems like the WWE made the choice to have one of their top assets brutally beaten in order to give them an excuse for Lesnar's impending absence.

The Beast is not expected back until early 2017 and the sheer brutality of his actions last night have led to both Shane and Stephanie McMahon claiming that he crossed the line.

This is now seemingly their chance to write Lesnar off of TV for a while before they bring him back, just in time for WrestleMania season.

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