Backstage: A pissed off Seth Rollins told Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon that they bet against the wrong guy and told Steph to go tell her husband that as well.
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
Owens right to the floor at the bell to try and get inside Rollins’ head. Seth went to the floor so Owens returned to the ring and challenged him to fight. Owens caught him with a right and tried to whip Rollins into the barricade but it was reversed. Rollins stomped him in the corner. Seth came off the apron with a leaping knee to the face. Rollins scored a two count.Rollins scored several two counts and nailed a Blockbuster off the ropes for another two count. Owens rolled to the outside apron and nailed Rollins. Seth went for a pedigree but backdropped Owens to the apron. Owens drilled him with a kick to the back of his knee and nailed a DDT for a two count. Rollins began limping and the announcers pointed out that he had undergone reconstructive surgery on the knee. Owens began working on Rollins, telling him Raw was his show. Rollins fired back with punches and they each peppered the other. Owens continued to go after Rollins’ knee. He backdropped Rollins over the top to the floor. Owens nailed the Cactus Elbow off the apron. Rollins made his way back to the ring but was snapmared over and hit with a back senton splash for another two count. Owens cinched in a side chinlock, wearing down the challenger. Owens was great at verbally tearing down Rollins and putting himself over. Rollins fired out but the crowd wasn’t responding like he was a big babyface. Owens whipped Rollins hard into the buckles. He sent Seth into the buckles again. Rollins made a comeback and drilled Owens in the corner. He slammed Owens into the buckles and drilled him over his knees for a two count. Rollins dropkicked Owens out of the ring and then sent him into the barricade. Rollins set up the Spanish Announcing Table.
Owens and Rollins returned to the ring and went back and forth with reversals until Rollins nailed a superkick for a two count. He went for a Pedigree but Owens slipped out and drilled him in the knee. Owens nailed a cannonball in the corner for a two count. Owens went for the package piledriver but Rollins slipped out. he nailed a big knee. Owens nailed a kick but Rollins caught him with an enziguiri and they both went down. Owens sent him into the corner but missed the cannonball. Rollins was caught with a series of knees for a two count. They battled to the top. Owens came off the top with a gutbuster but Rollins appeared to take it across his side. It looked brutal. Owens followed up with a frog splash for a two count. Rollins went to the floor and was clutching at his ribs. Owens brought him over to the exposed announcers’ table and placed him across it. Owens stepped atop the other announcers’ table. He went to do a back senton splash through Rollins but Seth rolled out of the way and Owens crashed through. Rollins tossed him and came off the top with a flying knee. He ascended to the top again and nailed a frog splash but Owens was able to get his shoulder up before the three count.
Chris Jericho came out and distracted Seth, allowing Owens to nail Rollins in the ribs and cover him for a two count. Jericho was on the apron trying to direct traffic but Owens was sent into him. Rollins nailed the Pedigree but Jericho placed Owens’ leg atop the bottom rope to force a break. Rollins chased Jericho around the ring but was caught by Owens. Owens went for the Popup powerbomb but Rollins leapfrogged out of it, wiping out the referee. Rollins nailed the Pedigree but there was no referee. Rollins tried to rouse the referee but Jericho attacked him from behind and worked him over. Rollins was able to backdrop him over the top to the floor. Rollins nailed a dive to the outside on Jericho, then Owens. Rollins tossed Owens back into the ring and tried to once again wake the referee. Stephanie McMahon finally sent a second official into the ring. Rollins returned to the ring but was caught in a Popup powerbomb and pinned.
Winner: Kevin Owens