This Sunday marks the ninth pay-per-view since the brand extension draft in July. Kevin Owens hasn’t had what you would call a strong title reign thus far. He’s not featured as “the guy” and often isn’t a focal point of the show. The relationship with Chris Jericho has been entertaining to say the least, but it cannot come to a head this Sunday. Both men are taking on former Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in singles action.

It’s not the right time

The tease has been on for awhile now between the two parting ways. Last Monday on Raw was the closest to the wheels coming off to date. To get the most out of this feud, it cannot fall apart for the best friends on Sunday. Jericho should screw over Reigns at the last second when it appears he’s there to help him.

The explanation is easy. Jericho can justify it by saying he’s sick of being looked at as Kevin Owens lackey. He’s a multiple time world champion, future Hall-of-Famer, and on down his accomplishments. He tells Roman that he’s going to be the one to take what was given to Owens.

You can book around Reigns to get him out of the way for Jericho and Owens to get their shine. Then Reigns can acknowledge that thing he keeps carrying around. Remember? The United States title. The inevitable Jericho-Owens match needs to feature the Universal title. A classic title match between those two would help elevate the title, which is something it needs going into WrestleMania season.

The match can take place at the Royal Rumble, giving plenty of booking options going forward for the Raw brand. These best friends have provided too much good content in the ring and out for their story to end on at Roadblock: End of the Line.

Marcus Hagness, a college graduate, living in North Dakota, is a WWE and UNC writer for The Sports Blaze. Follow TSB on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook. Reach Marcus on Twitter (@TheRealHags) or email him at

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Marcus Hagness
WWE, UNC Hoops Writer

Marcus Hagness, a North Dakota native has been writing about sports since 2008 at Mayville State University in the sports information department. Upon his departure from working for Mayville State in 2014, Marcus wrote for FanSided's "Keeping It Heel" site and had two articles picked up by the Bleacher Report through their team stream service. Hagness is currently covering the North Carolina Tar Heels and WWE for The Sports Blaze

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