WWE News: 'WrestleMania 33' Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho Match Is Now Official

Kris Holt

The WrestleMania 33 card is filling out solidly after Monday's WWE Raw. WWE wasted little time in making official the long-expected Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho match for WrestleMania 33 after the events of WWE Fastlane and the bitter end to their long-standing friendship last month. And, what's more, Jericho's WWE United States Championship will be on the line.

Owens' approach was to outsmart Goldberg, thinking that by drawing out the match as long as possible, he would gain the upper hand over the far-older Goldberg. Before the title match started, Owens ducked out to ringside several times. But just as it seemed he was finally ready to start the match and urged the referee to ring the bell, Jericho's music distracted Jericho, leading to Goldberg spearing Owens and hitting him with the Jackhammer to win the title in just 22 seconds. Goldberg will now defend the championship against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33.

Owens soon appeared, and confessed that Jericho was never actually his best friend. Instead, he recalled the night last summer when he won the WWE Universal Championship. Triple H interfered in that title match, gifting Owens the championship. Owens said Triple H told him that night to do whatever he had to in order to hang onto the title since everyone would be gunning for him and his gold.

It was then that Kevin Owens decided to take out Jericho and distance himself from the multi-time world champion, choosing to once again go it alone. That decision came back to bite Owens in the tail on Sunday when Jericho caused the distraction that gave Goldberg an opening to snatch Owens' title.

But the main headline from the start of Raw was a clear one: Kevin Owens will challenge Chris Jericho for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 33.

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