Chris Jericho is feeling pretty good these days. His so-called “best friend” Kevin Owens just became WWE Universal Champion, which meant Jericho decided to fulfill his friendly duties and kick KO’s former best friend, Sami Zayn, while he was down. After inviting The Underdog from the Underground onto “The Highlight Reel” when Owens’ schedule demanded he vacate the spot, Jericho piled on the beleaguered Zayn, who has been forced to watch KO reach championship status despite beating Owens in their supposedly definitive clash at WWE Battleground.
Zayn, of course, is no fool. He quickly managed to turn (pause) “it” around on Jericho by suggesting the Jeri-KO friendship wasn’t nearly as strong as Jericho thought. He added that Owens was about to leave Jericho in the lurch the way he did Zayn. Furthermore, Zayn implied that Jericho traded the respect his milestone career commands for a spot as Owens’ second banana. That left Jericho flustered, and ultimately led to “The Best in the World at What He Does” bestowing the gift of ... a cell phone to the side of the head, followed by a Codebreaker. The good news? Zayn has a chance to give “it” back to Jericho at Clash of Champions.