Kevin Owens turns on Chris Jericho in epic Raw segment
- Author: Ernesto Newman Feb 15, 2017,
Feb 15, 2017, 0:32
This week's edition of Monday Night Raw will be witnessing a celebration of friendship between the two best friends, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. To express the friendship between Owens and Jericho, Y2J gets his best friend art, a magician, and a plethora of gifts.
Though the JeriKO team has been a fan favorite, the money match for WWE is Owens taking on Jericho at WrestleMania, and they needed a way to get one to turn on the other. After Mark Henry could not manage to hit world strongest slam, Braun Strowman hit the powerslam on Henry for the win. During it, he mentioned that he wasn't just there to be Sami Zayn, happy to be there without accomplishing much. Even with Bayley vs. Charlotte for the RAW Women's Championship being booked for the main event, it appeared as if no moment was going to top the breakup of Jeri-KO.
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