THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY — They fooled you! They fooled all of you! Whatever your personal thoughts on the elaborate ruse Jeri-KO concocted to both keep the WWE Universal Title on Kevin Owens and have him win the match against Roman Reigns at Roadblock: End of the Line, you have to admire its deviousness: After weeks of seemingly teetering on the verge of implosion, the two best friends played their ace in the hole and came to Raw stronger than ever, with championship hardware still in tow.
Mick Foley, of course, was not so easily impressed. The beleaguered Raw General Manager (sporting a Christmas shirt that even he admitted was horrifying) not only informed Owens that he would once again have to defend his WWE Universal Championship against Reigns at the Royal Rumble, he devised a stipulation that would keep Jericho from meddling in the action as well: He’d suspend him over the ring in a shark cage under threat of firing if Jericho refused. Foley even tricked Jericho into a demonstration of said cage, hanging The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla high above the canvas while Owens screamed for him to be let down.