CHICAGO — Chris Jericho’s quest for vindication after the cancelling of the “Highlight Reel” fell short at WWE Payback, as Dean Ambrose bested “The Best in the World at What He Does” with Dirty Deeds.

Ambrose earned Jericho’s ire when Shane McMahon cancelled the long-tenured “Highlight Reel” in favor of the “Ambrose Asylum.” Days before their WWE Payback showdown, Jericho demanded an apology from The Lunatic Fringe for not showing him the proper reverence a six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion deserves. When the bell finally rang, though, Ambrose wasted no time in disrespecting Jericho further.

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The Lunatic Fringe controlled the early going and mocked Jericho at every turn, screaming “Come on, baby!” before stomping his opponent and later attempting one of Jericho’s signature cocky pins on the outside.

The rivals had each other well-scouted, reversing nearly everything the other threw at them. When Ambrose eyed a Dirty Deeds atop the German announce table, Jericho countered by catapulting him into the timekeeper’s area. When Jericho attempted to follow up with the Code Breaker, Ambrose blocked it and drove him to the canvas with a clothesline.

But after Jericho blocked Ambrose’s top-rope elbow, he took full control by locking in the Walls of Jericho. Ambrose refused to submit and rolled Jericho into a schoolboy pin that nearly sealed the match.

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Jericho continued to throw his best at Ambrose, but he started to lose his composure when The Lunatic Fringe wouldn’t stay down, as he began to pound the mat after his opponent kicked out again.

As Jericho looked for the knockout blow with the Lionsault, Ambrose managed to block it with his knees and plant him with Dirty Deeds for the victory.

Inside Allstate Arena, the same building Jericho made his game-changing WWE debut in 1999, “The Best in the World at What He Does” was left fuming in the ringside area while Ambrose celebrated a marquee win in his career.

CHICAGO — Chris Jericho’s quest for vindication after the cancelling of the “Highlight Reel” fell short at WWE Payback, as Dean Ambrose bested “The Best in the World at What He Does” with Dirty Deeds.

Ambrose earned Jericho’s ire when Shane McMahon cancelled the long-tenured “Highlight Reel” in favor of the “Ambrose Asylum.” Days before their WWE Payback showdown, Jericho demanded an apology from The Lunatic Fringe for not showing him the proper reverence a six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion deserves. When the bell finally rang, though, Ambrose wasted no time in disrespecting Jericho further.

Photos from the match | Exclusive WWE Payback interviews

The Lunatic Fringe controlled the early going and mocked Jericho at every turn, screaming “Come on, baby!” before stomping his opponent and later attempting one of Jericho’s signature cocky pins on the outside.

The rivals had each other well-scouted, reversing nearly everything the other threw at them. When Ambrose eyed a Dirty Deeds atop the German announce table, Jericho countered by catapulting him into the timekeeper’s area. When Jericho attempted to follow up with the Code Breaker, Ambrose blocked it and drove him to the canvas with a clothesline.

But after Jericho blocked Ambrose’s top-rope elbow, he took full control by locking in the Walls of Jericho. Ambrose refused to submit and rolled Jericho into a schoolboy pin that nearly sealed the match.

Full WWE Payback highlights | Watch on WWE Network

Jericho continued to throw his best at Ambrose, but he started to lose his composure when The Lunatic Fringe wouldn’t stay down, as he began to pound the mat after his opponent kicked out again.

As Jericho looked for the knockout blow with the Lionsault, Ambrose managed to block it with his knees and plant him with Dirty Deeds for the victory.

Inside Allstate Arena, the same building Jericho made his game-changing WWE debut in 1999, “The Best in the World at What He Does” was left fuming in the ringside area while Ambrose celebrated a marquee win in his career.