The expected happened Tuesday night on SmackDown Live as Kevin Owens reclaimed the United States championship and put an end — for now — to his long-term storyline with Chris Jericho.
Just 48 hours after dropping the belt to Jericho in a surprise victory for the veteran at WWE Payback, Owens cashed in on his rematch with Jericho now on the SmackDown roster. The only problem for Jericho fans? You won’t be seeing him for a while (see the results below).
WWE managed to put together a decent SmackDown, which already faced an uphill battle competing with an absolute fire end to Raw on Monday night. However, with most of SmackDown’s new additions from the “superstar shake-up” still not part of the brand, the roster was relatively thin. Let’s take a look at everything that happened on Tuesday’s show.