WWE Payback 2017 Results – April 30 2017

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United States Championship Match

Chris Jericho Vs. (C) Kevin Owens

Jericho comes out to a huge reaction, meanwhile the Face of America is out next to boo’s.

As soon as the bell rings, Kevin slides from the ring as he likes to do. Although tonight, Jericho isn’t in the mood for it, he chases Owens and attacks him in front of the announce tables. They return to the ring, where Jericho hits KO with a spinning elbow from the top rope. Jericho hits the running bulldog and looks to follow up with a Lionsault, but Owens rolls out yet again.

As Jericho attempts to follows again, Owens sends him face-first into the turnbuckle. Owens throws Jericho into the barricade at ringside, then hits him with a cannonball! Owens takes Jericho back inside and looks for the pin but Y2J kicks out. Owens applies a chinlock and lets it sit for a while.

Owens turns the hold into a neck breaker. Owens locks in another chin lock. Jericho tries to fight out of that as well. Jericho lands a few chops. Owens whips Jericho into the ropes but Jericho reverses Owen’s knee attempt into a pin for a near fall. Owens stomps on Jericho before choking him on the second rope. Jericho tries to fire up again but Owens grabs him and lands a big DDT for another near fall.

Jericho catches Owens with a boot as Owens charges into the corner. Jericho goes for a flying axe handle in the corner but Owens moves out of the way. Owens tries to throw Jericho over the top rope but Jericho lands on his feet on the apron climbs the top rope and catches Owens with an another axe handle. Jericho whips Owens into the corner. Owens superkicks Jericho as he charges in. Owens calls for the pop-up powerbomb but Jericho hooks the ropes. Jericho attempts the Code Breaker but Owens reverses that. Another Cannonball by Owens but Jericho kicks out.

Owens then whips him onto the ropes to set up the Pop-up Powerbomb!Jericho rolls through and reverses it into the Walls of Jericho! Owens just breaks the hold by getting one finger onto the rope, just like at WrestleMania! Jericho is angry and he unleashes an attack on Owens’ finger! He stomps away on it before squashing it against the steel steps! Y2J He sends Owens back into the ring and is briefly reversed when he gets hit with a Superkick!

Owens then tries to set up a Pop-up Powerbomb but his hand (fingers, rather) isn’t functional enough. Jericho manages to apply the Walls of Jericho again and Owens reaches for the bottom ropes with his injured finger but can’t make it! Y2J drags him back into the centre of the ring and Owens taps!

Winner and New United States Champion: Chris Jericho

Jericho celebrates around ringside and with fans. So much for conventional wisdom!

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