The match ending led to another controversy when Lesnar got into a physical confrontation with fellow pro wrestler Chris Jericho. Meltzer reported Jericho began inquiring to WWE staff if the ending of the match was legit and was concerned for Orton’s health. While Lesnar was returning backstage, he made a disparaging comment to Jericho. The two began fighting until WWE executives Vince McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque intervened and separated the two. Jericho is a popular mainstream media figure, a former “Dancing With The Stars: contestant, former gameshow host, and fronts his own heavy metal band.
Lesnar’s UFC 200 opponent, Mark Hunt, has called for a fighter’s union following Lesnar’s drug test, accusing Lesnar of knowing he would fail the test, but would get paid anyway since the test results wouldn’t be available until after the PPV.