For many Wrestling fans, the ending of WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday had marred what was an otherwise well-bookedevent, one where AJ Styles vs. John Cena and Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins both brought the house down. A lot of fans didn't quite know whether Brock Lesnar was legitimately assaulting Randy Orton in their main event match, and when the match was stopped after an uncharacteristically short 15 minutes, many felt that the end came too abruptly. Fans felt Orton didn't look strong enough, while Lesnar crossed the line in a bad way with his attacks. Now a report has emerged with some backstage details on what was really supposed to happen at SummerSlam's main event.

WWE wanted controversial ending with Lesnar looking dominant

According to The Wrestling Observer newsletter, WWE had planned to make the ending of Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton special by making it seem deliberately vague as to whether it was an actual, unscripted beatdown or standard scripted fare. This was not what Orton had been hoping for, as he was reportedly expecting a “typical” main event, but was told when he arrived at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn that that wouldn’t be the case. Instead of a match where both high-level wrestlers would be evenly matched against each other, it would be all about Lesnar looking clearly dominant, with “The Beast” looking like he had gone against what was scripted by leaving Orton bloody on the ground, and the referee having no choice but to stop the match.

Orton was told Lesnar knew how to cut him properly

In another revelation from the Wrestling Observer, Orton was supposedly informed that Lesnar knew what to do when it came to cutting him with his elbow without causing any serious pain or injury. That wasn’t what happened at SummerSlam, as the report added that Lesnar did hit a stiff, or legitimate elbow on Orton, and peppered him with similarly stiff punches, resulting in a wound that required ten staples to close.

For the ending, Orton followed the script and stayed down, pretending to look like he was knocked out, while the referee and other officials were, in reality, “confused” by the situation, with their expressions showing how they really felt. The match was, as planned, stopped due to Orton’s condition and the severity of his wound, and awarded to Lesnar via technical knockout.

Lesnar called Chris Jericho offensive names in backstage confrontation

Following the match, WWE veteran Chris Jericho was unhappy about what had gone down. Thinking that Lesnar had gone against the script, the outspoken Jericho tried to check on Orton, but instead got into a physical confrontation with the much larger Lesnar. The argument was eventually broken up by Vince McMahon and Triple H, while Orton reportedly assured Jericho that all was fine and that it was all part of the plan.

That’s not all that happened, apparently. In an earlier report from The Wrestling Observer, Dave Meltzer cited “multiple sources” who heard Lesnar calling Jericho sexist names. But Meltzer added earlier today that Lesnar had also called “Y2J” a variety of other names “that could get him in trouble” if word leaked out about them.

This may potentiallymean serious repercussions for “The Beast,” considering WWE’s team-up with GLAAD, its push for more LGBT-friendly storylines, and its initiatives against bullying, particularly when it’s directed against LGBT individuals.

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