Chris just issued a statement to TMZ Sports saying, “David Z was a good friend of mine and I was mentally and emotionally shattered after paying tribute to him and essentially saying goodbye to him Friday night.”
“I was not in a good state of mind at that time and instead of ignoring a pushy (aka rude) fan which is what I would usually do, I snapped. My apologies to all involved and God bless David Z.”
The WWE superstar got into a heated shouting match with another man after an event in NYC on Friday night — with the two cussing each other out right on the street … and TMZ Sports has the footage.
It all went down outside Irving Plaza, where Jericho had just appeared at a tribute show for musician David Z, who was killed in a recent bus accident.
Witnesses tell us multiple people approached Jericho outside the venue asking for pics and autographs — and while he obliged at first, Y2J started to get frustrated and began to turn people down.
That’s when our video begins — you can see Jericho and a guy who said he was a fan yelling at each other.
The fan said he was just trying to congratulate Jericho on a recent WWE match — but Chris wasn’t having it and told the guy, “F*ck your ass.”
More cussing ensued — and as the fan walks away, you can hear Jericho tell his friend, “These guys are f*cking pussies.”
Ultimately, everyone left without further incident. We’ve reached out to Chris for comment — so far, no word back.