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Five Takeaways From Sunday Night’s WWE “Payback” PPV

5. Y2J vs Owens Finally Got Its Due

Earlier in the month at WrestleMania, the US Title Match between Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens was second on the card, and it seemed to be somewhat flat after the open between AJ Styles and Shane McMahon.

Don’t blame the competitors on that, it was just the way the card in Orlando was setup, and while their Mania match was good, Sunday’s lid lifter for the ‘Payback’ card was better.

It had many of the same elements in it, but Jericho setting up Owens working on the hand and finger was great, and the crowd in San Jose was very much into it, with Y2J getting the surprise win as everyone felt Sunday was going to be his last match for awhile as he’s set to go on a summer tour with his band, Fozzy.

Now that he’s the champ, my guess is we will see a ‘Loser Leaves WWE’ type of stipulation on RAW or SmackDown, where Owens goes over and at least for a period of time Jericho is back on tour making music until another WWE comeback late in the year or early in 2018.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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