WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins started hot, sending Owens to the floor and nailing a pescado to the floor. Owens went to the floor and Rollins nailed another. Back in the ring, Rollins worked him over with chops in the corner. He nailed a running knee to the chest for a two count. They went to commercial with Owens back in control and when they returned, Owens continued that, including hitting a back senton splash on Rollins. Owens tossed Rollins over the top to the floor. Rollins pulled himself back up but was dispatched to the floor again, as Owens attempte to get a countout win. Owens hit the floor and went for a cannonball into the barricade but Rolllins rolled out of the way. They both recovered and rolled back into the ring at the six count. They battled back and forth until Owen drilled Rollins with a kick into the hamstring. Owens attempted a pop up powerbomb but Rollins nailed an enziguiri. Rollins, favoring his leg, nailed a series of running forearms in the corner. Rollins avoided Owens’ offense and nailed the Slingblade. He scored with a superkick but was backdropped when he went for a Pedigree. Owens was sent to the floor and Rollins nailed a suicide dive to the floor. Rollins tossed Owens into the timekeeper’s area and rained down with right hands. Owens drilled Rollins with the ring bell, leading to a DQ.
Winner: Seth Rollins by DQ.
After the match: Rollins tried to grab Owens for a Pedigree but Owens slipped away, demanded his title and left.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. She welcomes everyone to Raw. Stephanie says she gave Foley the night off. She responds to the CM Punk chants and then she says it is time to get started..Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. He wishes Chicago and Stephanie a Merry Christmas. He says he wanted to come out and he wanted to know how things were for Stephanie and HHH. Seth asks if HHH got a new leather jacket or NXT Jammies. Did she give him his manhood back. Seth says he does not know if she has his snow balls or his whole yule log in her purse. Stephanie says that when Seth goes low, she goes high. She reminds Seth that HHH is an executive.
Seth reminds Stephanie that last year HHH was primed for a return to the Royal Rumble. Now he is calling HHH out and begging him to come out. Seth says that HHH will be remembered as the biggest coward. Stephanie says she is not her husband’s keeper and she tells Seth that her husband will be more of a champion than Seth will ever be.
Seth says he came to Chicago for a fight. Last week, Braun Strowman stuck his nose in Seth’s business and he wants Braun Strowman. Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Stephanie guesses that Roman wants to face Strowman tonight. Roman says that Strowman made a big mistake last week and he deserves a big fight. He is here to fight. Seth says if Roman wants Stromwan, he tells Roman to get to the back of the line. Seth says he is not stepping aside. Roman says he will jump the line and teach Strowman a lesson in the back. Seth says that maybe they will go to the back together and teach him a lesson the way they did it in the past. Roman says they should beat him up in the back and then bring him back out and power bomb him through a table. Stephanie likes the idea of that and she throws out her fist like she is in The Shield. She says that Smackdown is in Chicago tomorrow and there is a certain Lunatic Fringe who will be there. Should they reunite the band for one night only? Stephanie says that is too bad because that ain’t gonna to happen. She tells Seth that he can face Braun Strowman. Stephanie then tells Roman he will defend the United States Title tonight against an opponent of her choice.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
Jericho hits Rollins from behind so they are going to start the match. Jericho with punches and Owens tags in and he kicks Rollins and chokes him. Owens with more kicks and Jericho tags in and Chris with a suplex and he poses for Roman. Jericho slaps Rollins in the back of the head and Owens tags in. Jericho with a knee and Owens punches Rollins. Owens punches Rollins and Jericho tags back in. Rolilns kicks Jericho and he sends Owens to the floor. Rollins with Slingblade for a near fall. Rollins with a punch and chop followed by kicks. Rollins kicks Jericho to the apron. Rollins suplexes Jericho back into the ring. Roman tags in and they make a wish with Jericho and Roman with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Owens tags in and Kevin takes his time getting back in the ring. Roman with an uppercut to Owens. Owens with a kick but Reigns blocks a super kick. Reigns with an uppercut. Owens with a knee and Jericho tags in and goes up top and he is met with an uppercut. Owens and Jericho go to the floor and they head up the ramp to the back.
Rollins and Reigns follow after Kevin and Chris and Chris is brought back to the ring. Rollins with punches and chops. Reigns tags in and he connects with an uppercut. Jericho is Irish whipped into the corner and Rollins with a forearm and Reigns with a boot. We are back and Reigns tags in and he hits a few clotheslines and then he hits a flying clothesline. Reigns with an uppercut to Jericho. Owens pulls Reigns to the floor but Owens is sent into the ringside barrier. Reigns with a jumping drop kick to Owens and they return to the ring. Reigns with NeverEnding story and then he punches Jericho but Owens with a super kick for a near fall. Owens punches Reigns. Owens kicks Reigns and taunts him. Jericho tags in and he knees Reigns and snap mares Roman and applies a reverse chin lock. Reigns punches Owens Jericho with a drop kick.
It is time for the Rollins Report and Seth makes his way to the ring. Seth welcomes everyone and he says that it needs to be said again and again until it goes through his thick skull. Seth says he wants Triple H. Last week, he laid down the gauntlet. His road to redemption ends with Triple H, but it goes through the WWE Championship. He cannot isolate Kevin until he gets rid of Kevin’s maybe best friend, Chris Jericho. He will get his chance on Sunday at Roadblock. Seth says he wants to know if it will be Seth Rollins versus Chris Jericho or Seth Rollins versus Chris Jericho with Kevin Owens. His guest has the answers about that match. Kevin Owens comes out and then he turns around and goes to the back. Kevin gets a stool and sits down on the stage. Seth wants to know why Kevin is all the way up there because he has a stool for him. He asks if Kevin can get to the ring without Chris Jericho holding his hand.
Kevin says this is the best that Seth is getting. He does not care about the Rollins Report. He came out because he has an announcement to make. Seth wants to know how Kevin’s friendship with Chris Jericho is going. Kevin says that after talking to Stephanie…Seth asks about the friendship again. Seth brings up what happened last week. Kevin says the only think you need to know is that Chris Jericho will have his back on Sunday just like he will have Chris’ back on Sunday. Kevin says his announcement is, and he tells Seth not to interrupt him or he will go to the ring and break Seth’s face. Kevin says after talking Stephanie McMahon and what the New Day did earlier tonight, the New Day are in another tag title match tonight. It will be against the team of Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. Chris Jericho’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Chris has a question for Kevin. He asks if Kevin is crazy. Does he think after what happened last week when he cost him the United States Title or what Kevin said two weeks ago that Chris would ever want to be Kevin’s tag team partner again?
Kevin apologizes for what happened. He tells Kevin to think about the present and future. They can make history by winning the tag titles and ruin things for New Day and their quest for the longest reign as tag team champions. Kevin says the match will happen one way or another. Chris can stay mad and it won’t happen or they can work together and win the tag titles. Seth says that Kevin is telling Chris what to do. Kevin wants the reunion between Bon Jovi and Meat Loaf. Chris tells everyone to shut up and he calls Rollins a stupid idiot. Seth wants to know what will Chris do? Will Sparklecrotch put him on the list? Chris asks Seth if he knows what happens when people talk to him like that…SETH ROLLINS…Chris drops the pen but he says he will put Seth on the list, the disabled list. Chris walks to the ring and Kevin stops him for a moment. Kevin joins Chris and they surround Seth. Kevin gets Seth’s attention and Jericho hits Rollins from behind. They double team Rollins on the floor and send him into the ringside barrier. Kevin slaps Rollins and sends him back into the ring. Roman Reigns finally makes it to the ring and he punches Owens and Jericho. Jericho and Owens take care of Roman. Seth takes Jericho down and Roman with a boot to Owens and Roman with a Superman punch to Jericho. Owens pulls Jericho out of the ring before Rollins can hit a Pedigree.
Backstage: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns walk in the back and Mick Foley stops them. He says they look good fighting side by side. That reminded him of a brash team that fought its way to the tag titles. Roman says he is focused on Kevin Owens on Sunday. Seth says he is focused on Triple H. Mick says the Tag Title Match is now a Triple Threat Match.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he is going to talk to the people of Austin. Seth says something has been bubbling under the surface for the last few months. Seth says he wants Triple H. He says it needed to be said. Seth said he made some choices. He put together the Shield and they changed the face of WWE forever. When the time was right, he had to dismantle the Shield. He learned it is not about your choices, but the consequences. Triple H bet against Seth Rollins and annointed Kevin Owens as his golden boy. After he pedigreed Chris Jericho on the roof of a car it was a message to Triple H. Seth says he would love to call out Triple H right now, but we know that is not how you do it. He says he gets to Triple H by taking the Universal Title from Kevin Owens. He cannot beat Kevin Owens while Chris Jericho is still a part of the equation.
Seth says he has to remove that piece of the puzzle. We saw that without Chris Jericho, the Kevin Owens Show was not ready for prime time. Kevin Owens’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Seth says he was looking for Kevin. He wants to know how is Chris Jericho and how is your friendship. Kevin says it is rude to interrupt people. He says he knows what Seth is trying to do. You pedigreed him on a car. You ask about their friendship because they had a fight. Kevin says it is funny to him that best friends fight, but you wouldn’t know because you have no friends. You stabbed your Shield brothers in the back the first time you had the chance. Kevin says best friends fight and best friends make up. Seth asks if Chris is answering Kevin’s calls and texts. Kevin says they are both very busy people. Chris was recuperating from Seth’s heinous attack. Kevin says he was busy getting gifts for his best friend. Kevin says he got three gifts for Chris.
Seth says he hopes that is enough to compensate for Chris helping you to keep the title. Kevin says he is tired of hearing this. He says he is a fighting champion. Kevin says he lost to Roman because of Seth and the thought of what Seth did to his best friend. Seth tells Kevin to put the title on the line tonight. Kevin asks if everyone would like to see that but it is not happening. He beat Seth two weeks ago. Kevin says he has a match against Sami Zayn thanks to Mick Foley. He is defending the title at Roadblock against Roman Reigns. Kevin says he secured a few matches for Chris. He says that Chris will get a shot to become the United States champion tonight when he faces Roman Reigns. At Roadblock, Seth will be facing Chris Jericho. Kevin says the third gift is a match that Seth is about to have and he will be facing…The Big Show.