Samoa Joe def. U.S. Champion Chris Jericho via Count-out
Chris Jericho might be in Kevin Owens’ head a wee bit heading into WrestleMania, but he’s three weeks out of action and that’s a bad spot to be in when you’re in the ring with Samoa Joe. The Destroyer treated the reigning U.S. Champion like a locomotive treats a wombat, unleashing a barrage of punishment upon the G.O.A.T. that left Jericho at the mercy of fists, kicks, sentons and a particularly wicked Fujiwara armbar. In fact, Joe never left his feet until he was good and ready — specifically, after he caught Jericho in the Coquina Clutch outside the ring, putting him to sleep and rolling back into the ring before the referee’s count of 10. Jericho did get the last word, however, blasting Joe with a Codebreaker when he attempted some post-match punishment. The first step back is always the hardest, but Jericho’s Road to WrestleMania has officially begun.