Let’s take a look at the top 10 news stories of the hour from the world of WWE (SmackDown Live, SummerSlam 2017) & Professional Wrestling:
10. Chris Jericho Loses The United States Championship On SmackDown Live, Written Off WWE Programming
On tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live, Kevin Owens defeated Chris Jericho in the main event to re-capture the United States Championship.
Owens kept on attacking Jericho after the match and this was done to write Jericho off WWE programming for a while so he can go do his Fozzy tour.
— WWE (@WWE) May 3, 2017
Owens is now a two time United States Champion and will now defend the US Title against former WWE Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles at Backlash 2017.
Below is the updated match-card for Backlash 2017:
– WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
– United States Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs. Breezango
– Shinsuke Nakamura’s official WWE main roster in-ring debut.