Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho continued the rivalry at Payback as Owens defended his US title against Jericho. It was the first duel on the main show, and these two didn’t disappoint. But, the ending was weird and somewhat shocking, to say the least. Chris Jerico is supposed to leave the company soon in order to go on a tour with his band. That makes it shocking for him to win the championship from Kevin Owens.
It was a good match, the one that set the tone for the rest of the show as these two went all out in this battle. The winner of this fight is going to go to Smackdown Live roster while the loser is scheduled to show up on Monday Night Raw, without a title. This makes it even stranger that Owens lost the title as he was the one that was switched to the blue brand during the superstar shakeup.
Chris Jerico put Kevin Owens in the Walls Of Jericho, but the former US Champ was able to grab the ropes by the tip of his fingertips. Jericho didn’t stop there as he was torturing KO out of the ring. Later, he put him in the second Walls Of Jericho, but that time, the difference is that Owens tapped giving Chris the title for the second time in his Hall Of Fame career.
It’s really unclear what the company wants to do here with Owens, Jericho and the US Title. Is Owens going to be on Raw now going forward? Is Jericho going to continue to tour with the WWE as the US Champion? All these questions are going to be answered in the coming weeks so stay with us as we will deliver fresh info.