Following an intensely personal rivalry and two gripping contests that saw them win one match apiece, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens completed their trilogy with an epic rubber match for the United States Championship on SmackDown LIVE.
With AJ Styles banned from ringside to avoid any incidents following his brush-up with KO at the beginning of the show, it would simply be The United States Champion and Owens throwing down for the title on Team Blue. Knowing each other’s maneuvers and tendencies inside and out due to their lengthy history as both “best friends” and bitter enemies, the two battled ferociously, but Owens prevailed after connecting with the Pop-up Powerbomb to reclaim the championship.
After the contest, The Prizefighter continued his assault on Jericho, decimating him with a savage attack that concluded with KO lodging Jericho’s throat into a steel chair and ramming it into the steel post.
The New Face of America walked out with his regained U.S. Title, and Jericho was left in utter agony while being attended to by medical personnel.