As predicted, Last night on Monday Night Raw Chris Jericho won the United States Championship. The odds were stacked against Roman Reigns, having to defend the title against both Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens in a Handicap match. But in the end it was Jericho who came out victorious.
Until now The United States Championship has eluded Chris Jericho. By winning this title he has become a GrandSlam Champion in WWE. Holding all of the current major titles. He joins the ranks of Big Show, The Miz, Eddie Guerrero, Daniel Bryan and Edge. I personally couldn’t have picked a better person to dethrone Reigns as Champion. Jericho has been RUNNING Monday Night Raw for months. In this writer’s opinion, he’s the star of the whole red brand.
There are many Superstars on Monday Night Raw who could challenge for the US Title. Braun Strowman would be a favorite. But, I don’t believe Jericho vs Strowman is the direction WWE creative is going to go. The person who really needs this title opportunity? Sami Zayn. For the last few weeks Zayn has been involved in a rivalry (And I say that loosely) with Strowman. He needed to prove to General Manager Mick Foley that he could slay the beast that is Strowman. By holding his own in a 10-minute match at Roadblock: End of the Line, Sami Zayn proved that he could do what he set his mind to. However dangerous and stupid it may be.
In another article I predicted that Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho for the US title could happen someday. Now that is a reality. Hopefully a reality that comes to a head at WrestleMania. Jericho is said to take another hiatus from WWE shortly after Mania to tour with his band Fozzy. So, if Zayn dethrones Jericho at WrestleMania? We may see the biggest pop in years. Similar to the Pop Zack Ryder received when he won the Intercontinental Championship last year at Mania. Zayn winning would truly be the ultimate Underdog story. And it needs to happen at the biggest show of the year.
What do you think 434 fans? Would you be just as excited as me to see Chris Jericho vs Sami Zayn for the US Championship? Would you like to see it happen at WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments!