Reigns Faces Inevitable As Jericho Gains Gold

Well, if Chris Jericho’s fate at the Royal Rumble is to become a sexy piñata, at least he’ll have some star-spangled goodies to his name: The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla captured his very first United States Championship at the end of a Handicap Match between himself, Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns, who was too battered by his earlier, 3-on-1 beating to contend with Jeri-KO in a make-or-break defence of his title.

To be fair, Reigns seemed to realized his disadvantage and he attempted to lock Chris Jericho in the shark cage atop the ramp before the match started. That plan backfired when Jeri-KO drove him shoulder first into both the cage and the steel steps, and by the time the bell finally did ring, Jeri-KO’s teamwork was too much for him to overcome. Even a trifecta of Superman Punches to the best friends and a Spear to Jericho only delayed the inevitable. After Owens held Reigns in position for a Codebreaker and blasted the champion with the apron power bomb, it was pretty much over. And once KO fed Reigns to a waiting Jericho for one last Codebreaker and, ultimately, the pin fall, it was official – Chris Jericho is your new United States Champion


Been a fan of the WWE since 2000, watched a few from the early years online, wasn’t a fan of where the “Powers that be” were taking the company but it has gotten better with the brand split, I thought that it was a format that worked