The main event match for tonight’s Raw show will be a non-title triple threat match between Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins, and the WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens. Of course, the match probably won’t close out the show, as Brock Lesnar will be making his return tonight in his billed hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As of this writing, Chris Jericho doesn’t have a match at this coming Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, and that’s because, according to Cageside Seats, WWE is probably going to make him the guest referee for the Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens match at the pay-per-view.
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“Chris Jericho is expected to be added to the Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins Hell in a Cell match in some capacity on Raw tonight, possibly as a guest referee.”
WWE has been teasing a Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens breakup for the last couple of weeks, and they’ll probably continue to tease it during tonight’s triple threat match. Will that lead to Jericho stabbing Owens in the back on Sunday night? Probably not, because they’re currently scheduled to team up at Survivor Series, as they’ll be part of the Raw vs. SmackDown elimination match.
The original plan for the Hell in a Cell show was a triple threat match between Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Finn Balor. But, Balor ended up getting hurt, so WWE was forced to put Seth Rollins in his spot. Then, WWE decided to change their mind on having a triple threat match at Hell in a Cell, and they announced that it would just be Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship on October 30.
Jericho was actually originally scheduled to work a singles program with Finn Balor when he came up to the main roster this past summer. But, Vince McMahon changed his mind, and decided to make Balor — at least for a short time — the face of Monday Night Raw.
It’s unclear when Chris Jericho’s current WWE run will come to an end. Some have suggested that he’s leaving after this Sunday’s show, but the fact that he’s booked for next month’s Survivor Series tells us that he’ll be sticking around until the end of November. Will he leave after that? Maybe. He’s not scheduled to go back on the road with his band — Fozzy — anytime soon. So he may stick around until WrestleMania 33.
Before it was announced that Brock Lesnar and Goldberg would be the main event of Survivor Series, there was some talk of having Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens headline that show, simply because they’re both Canadians, and the show will be taking place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But, for now at least, it looks like they’ll be stuck in a multi-man match on the show.
Jericho has gotten himself over as a babyface with the “List of Jericho” in recent weeks, so he’ll clearly be the one who goes babyface when he and Owens split. Will their feud be over the Universal Championship? That obviously depends on the result of Sunday’s match, but it seems like Owens will retain the title, as WWE will probably take Seth Rollins out of the title picture so he can continue his feud with Triple H.
There’s a small chance that Jericho will actually be added as a competitor to this Sunday’s Universal Championship match, but the rumor for quite some time has been that he’ll be the guest referee instead.
Sunday’s Hell in a Cell show is being billed as a show with three main events, as it’ll have three HIAC matches, and, for the first time ever, the Women’s Championship will be on the line inside the Cell. You can check out the full card right here.
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