Seth Rollins def. Chris Jericho
At Roadblock: End of the Line, Seth Rollins picked up a victory of pure retribution over Chris Jericho. Heading into their showdown, Jericho had cost Rollins the Universal Championship on three separate occasions. Yet, after the six-time World Champion left his best friend, Universal Champion Kevin Owens, at Roman Reigns’ mercy on Monday’s Raw, it appeared he would be forced to face The Architect without KO’s help.
Prior to the match, Rollins made it clear that he wanted Triple H and he would be going through Jericho to get to him. However, for the time being, he would need to focus every bit of his energy on the very dangerous opponent in front of him. The subsequent contest was a completely brutal back-and-forth, with both Superstars utilizing everything they had both inside and outside the ring. Jericho was in charge for much of the match. Yet, no matter what was thrown at him, Rollins refused to give in. Before long, the two Superstars were going shot for shot and finishing maneuver for finishing maneuver, including Rollins fighting his way out of not one, but two Walls of Jericho.
Then, in the height of the action, Kevin Owens suddenly emerged and climbed on the apron to cause a distraction. While it looked as if KO might have been making amends with his best friend, his efforts were met with angry screams from Jericho. Moreover, the commotion Owens paved the way for Rollins to hit the Pedigree for the three-count and put an end to the hard-fought contest.
With the huge win, Rollins not only achieved some payback, but moved one step closer to an inevitable showdown with The Game. Yet, as the WWE Universe would soon learn, the night was far from over for both Rollins and Jericho
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It seemed that Jericho and Owens’ friendship had reached the end of the line, but it became clear that Jericho, in a clever ruse, had delivered the DQ-inducing blow on purpose so his buddy could retain the title (in a match vs. Roman Reigns).
The two cohorts tried to get out of Dodge, but they were cut off at the pass by Seth Rollins, who proceeded to join up with Reigns to put both Jericho and Owens through two separate tables in classic Shield style. The savagery was undoubtedly satisfying for The Big Dog, but his journey to dethrone Owens is far from over.