Jericho helps Owens retain title at WWE Roadblock
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho’s masterplan worked to a tee as Owens retained his WWE Universal Championship at Roadblock: End of the Line Monday (Manila time) in Pittsburgh.
Jericho interjected himself in the main event and hit his best friend Owens with a Codebreaker to force a disqualification on United States Champion Roman Reigns. It was later revealed as a ploy though, as Owens and Jericho made amends to their friendship.
Owens earlier costed Jericho his match against Seth Rollins. Reeling from the distraction, a dazed Jericho had his Codebreaker reversed to a Pedigree.
But the two did pay the price, as Reigns and Rollins got their payback, powerbombing the two to separate announce tables, shades of their old glory as members of The Shield, to end the show.
Charlotte Flair also became a four-time Raw Women’s Champion, topping Sasha Banks, 3-2 in sudden death overtime of their 30-minute Ironman match.
With Banks leading, 2-1 with six minutes left after forcing a tap out off a Bank Statement, Flair went on to work on the champion’s right knee before locking in a Figure Eight for the submission win at the waning seconds.
Flair continued to pounce in OT, capitalizing on the injury as the Boss was forced to tap out to another Figure Eight.
Cesaro and Sheamus also dethroned the New Day, ending its 483-day run as Raw Tag Team Champions.
Setting history as the longest reigning tag titlists in history, The New Day fell to the unlikely duo as the Swiss Superman faked a tag on the Celtic Warrior, allowing Kofi Kingston to nail Cesaro with the Trouble in Paradise. As a confused Kingston made the pin on Cesaro, Sheamus dove on him to secure the win for his team and snatch away the titles.
Rich Swann retained his WWE Cruiserweight Championship, topping TJ Perkins and Brian Kendrick in their triple threat match.
Swann nailed Perkins with a surprise superkick to secure the three-count.
Neville made a surprise appearance after the match, attacking Swann and Perkins as he made his intentions clear for the belt.
Sami Zayn also survived 10 minutes against Braun Strowman, nailing the big man with a Helluva Kick as time expired.
In the pre-show, Rusev beat Big Cass via countout as the Bulgarian Brute and his wife Lana ambushed Enzo Amore at ringside after the match.