Chris Jericho Is The New WWE United States Champion

Kickoff ShowEnzo Amore & Big Cass vs.

After vanquishing Triple H in their Unsanctioned Match at WrestleMania, Seth Rollins has had to answer to Triple H's right hand man, Samoa Joe.

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. I'm going with the team that has actually won championships before.

There was also the problem of matches featuring talent that are no longer members of the Raw roster. This has two segments advertised, one of which is a match. Rollins can pick up the win in this one without really causing hired assassin Joe any real harm - the former Impact Wrestling Star is all about inflicting pain and punishment wherever he goes rather than tending to a win-loss record, and I'd expect Rollins to sustain a decent beating on route to victory Sunday night. But at WWE Payback, though, Rollins battled to earn his redemption, defeating Joe with a quick roll-up. Joe has defeated Sami Zayn, Chris Jericho, and anyone else who has stepped in his way.


If you tuned out of WWE Payback tonight as soon as the show officially ended, you missed Braun Strowman going after Roman Reigns one last time.

This event also saw two new champions crowned. However, Braun Strowman is a human wrecking ball and he seems to be Reigns' kryptonite. Even the highly speculated House of Horrors match came across as a decent cinematic attempt at a brawl, exceeding many's expectations. Will it be in the ring? The last Bad Blood PPV took place in 2004. How do you win the match? Four titles will be on the line, though the expected main event doesn't involve a championship.

Their feud started earlier previous year but Orton buckled under the pressure of The Wyatt Family.

WWE Cruiserweight championship: Austin Aries beats Neville via disqualification. Since then, TJ Perkins has gotten involved, changing his attitude and aligning himself with the King of the Cruiserweights. Neville is the impossibly muscled yet short dude with the long hair and the title.


This should be a fun match to start the show, and I realistically see no reason why the chicken-loving Enzo and Cass won't win here. Most of this buildup has been through mutual respect and just the chase for the gold, but over the past couple of weeks, Sheamus and Cesaro have both lost their cools for a little bit before regaining their composure.

Until The Revival are back as a fully healed unit, Sheamus and Cesaro certainly offer a most challenge to the acclaimed tag team.

In recent weeks, fans have continued to see the Hardy Boyz comeback tour as RAW Tag Team Champions and now they face their first title defense. Jericho looks nearly certain to be leaving WWE for a spell after the next week or two for a lengthy tour with his band Fozzy, so the outcome of this one looks to be a forgone conclusion - though, as ever, you never quite know for sure. He hit him with the stolen WWE title, twice. No matter who walks out the United States Champion, the victor will join SmackDown Live. He can't work a WWE schedule and a touring schedule at the same time, so by default, he can't be the United States Champion. Along with moving to Team Red, Ambrose brought the Intercontinental Title to Raw as well which left SmackDown without a mid-card championship. Sasha Banks isn't on the Payback card, though she's bound to eventually turn on Bayley, who will defend her Raw Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss.

The other new champion crowned was Alexa Bliss.


At the beginning of Raw Talk, the WWE aftershow that airs after Raw-exclusive pay-per-views, Roman Reigns was shown limping backstage following his match against Braun Strowman.


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