Roman Reigns def. U.S. Champion Chris Jericho via Disqualification

Roman Reigns def. U.S. Champion Chris Jericho via Disqualification

The bad news first: Roman Reigns is not United States Champion, despite technically recording a win over Chris Jericho via a disqualification decision. The match seemed to be veering toward a decisively old-fashioned conclusion with Reigns on top when a frustrated Kevin Owens rushed down from commentary to save Jericho’s (Canadian) bacon, dropping Reigns with a series of rights to the face and ending the match in a disqualification.

The good news, however, is that despite Owens’ earlier promise, Reigns escaped the confines of the shark cage. The Big Dog forced his way out of the prison at the last minute and trapped Owens instead. The WWE Universal Champion then watched helplessly as his best friend was Superman Punched off the edge of the cage and Speared for good measure. And then, Owens found out that his title match at the Royal Rumble would now carry a No Disqualification stipulation. He wasn't happy.

Kevin Owens is released from the shark cage: Raw, Jan. 23, 2017

Having suffered the same fate that awaits Chris Jericho this Sunday at Royal Rumble, WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens sympathizes with his best friend.

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