MANCHESTER, N.H. — Reveling in the aftermath of potentially ending Chris Jericho’s career several weeks ago on SmackDown LIVE, United States Champion Kevin Owens continued to add insult to injury by hosting Jericho’s signature Highlight Reel talk show on the blue brand.
The New Face of America recapped his beatdown of The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla and predicted that he would deliver a similar pounding to AJ Styles with his title on the line this Sunday at WWE Backlash, but The Prizefighter couldn’t get too far into his rant before being interrupted by The Phenomenal One.
The two opponents jaw-jacked over their impending United States Title contest in Chicago, with Styles suggesting that he and KO not wait until Sunday and get into it right now, until Owens’ scheduled guest for The Highlight Reel, Jinder Mahal, hit the scene.
Accompanied by The Singh Brothers, the No. 1 contender to Randy Orton’s WWE Championship confidently declared that he would defeat The Viper for the title this Sunday. Disagreeing vehemently with The Maharaja’s hot takes, The Phenomenal One prompted Owens to flee to the announce table before stating that it was time for the talking to cease and for everyone to bear witness to an actual highlight reel in his match against Mahal.