On WWE Raw, the tension brewing between “best friends” Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens have grown thicker over the past few weeks. In what once seemed like an inseparable unit, the duo has even become physical with one another, pushing and shoving after matches. Seemingly, Team Chris and Kevin is on their way to completely dissolve.
Oddly, Chris Jericho is still being viewed as a conduit from Seth Rollins to get to Kevin Owens and the WWE Universal Title. Although the team is near its end, Rollins has this theory that Jericho is a why to get to Owens, which is ultimately a way to get to Triple H. So does this mean that Triple H being the end goal is more important than the top title of the company? It looks like there is a bit of a lapse in that logic.
Owens is also in a potentially perilous situation, as current United States Champion Roman Reigns has his sights set on becoming the second dual World and US Champion in WWE history, next to Seth Rollins defeating John Cena at SummerSlam 2015.
Jericho and Reigns have also engaged in a mini-feud on Raw, as Reigns successfully defended his US Championship on a recent episode, but due to an unintended distraction from Owens. So with these four names intermingling, it creates a somewhat interesting, but more confusing, build-up to the WWE Roadblock: End of the Line pay per view.
The match-up between Rollins and Jericho does not make a bunch of sense. Not only has Rollins defeated Jericho on multiple Raw episodes, but it does not seem as if his focus is even on defeating Jericho, but more towards Owens and Triple H. At this point, Jericho is simply a sitting duck, and his dissension with Owens makes the plot even more confusing.
For Reigns, he is not required to defend the US Championship against Kevin Owens at Roadblock, due to earning his No. 1 contendership after defeating Owens on Raw. This feud looks to be a one-off deal, with both competitors branching away to different feuds heading into the new year.
However, a description from the Schottenstein Center website, which will host the Raw following Roadblock, is promoting a double main event for the show. The site is stating that the two bouts will be rematches from the night prior. Moreover, it looks as if Kevin Owens will still be Universal Champion come the conclusion of the pay-per-view.
“WWE returns to The Schottenstein Center with Monday Night RAW. Don’t miss all the hard hitting action on December 19. See the fallout just one night after the WWE Roadblock: End of the Line PPV!
“Doors open at 6PM.
“DOUBLE MAIN EVENT!
“United States Champion Roman Reigns vs. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens
“Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho”
From this description, the feud does not seem to be over. However, Raw is notorious for doing PPV rematches, even if it has nothing to do with progressing a feud. From an optimistic view, this episode could perhaps be a prelude to officially breaking up the tandem of Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens, solidifying Jericho’s return as officially a babyface.
A match between Owens and Jericho has the backstory and attraction to represent the Raw brand in headlining the Royal Rumble at the Alamodome.
For Rollins, a match with Triple looks to be on the horizon and may be pushed up from the projected WrestleMania date to the Royal Rumble.
For Reigns, there are some possibilities for him being United States Champion. The direction that is strongly projected is a feud with monster heel Braun Strowman, potentially leading to Royal Rumble or WrestleMania, per Sportskeeda.
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