Sami Zayn def. U.S. Champion Chris Jericho
LAREDO, Texas — A rough (but overall positive) Royal Rumble for Jeri-KO gave way to a pretty formidable hangover on Raw. It was revealed that a banged-up Kevin Owens would have to defend his WWE Universal Title against Braun Strowman (thanks to an offhand promise he made last month) and Chris Jericho would go toe-to-toe with Sami Zayn in a non-title match.
It remains to be seen how that first match will pan out, but Jericho vs. Zayn, at least, didn’t have the kind of ending the #61MinuteMan hoped. Jericho managed to evade several of Zayn’s signature moves by literally running around the ring, but The Underdog from the Underground burst the sexy piñata’s bubble — and maybe his nose — with the Helluva Kick. And perhaps, this win could just put him in line for The Gift of a U.S. Title Match … maaaannnnn.