Check out the video highlights from the match between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins at WWE Clash of Champions.
The tension between Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens boiled over at WWE Clash of Champions.
It all started a month ago when Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to become the WWE Universal Champion. The win was marred in controversy, however, as Triple H interfered in the match and helped KO pick up the win.
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Since then, Rollins—who has been unable to find Triple H—has set his sights on Owens. As far as Rollins cares, Owens didn’t deserve to win the belt, and Rollins considers himself the true face of the Raw Brand.
Conversely, Owens has brushed off Rollins’ criticism. Even though Triple H is nowhere to be found, Stephanie McMahon has proudly endorsed KO as Raw’s main man—a title KO is happy to carry. So now the two opposing sides—Rollins and KO—meet at Clash of Champions to battle for the WWE Universal Championship.
Following up on that, the two men traded kicks, eventually rendering both men unconscious. Once both men were back on their feet, Owens pulled out all the stops. After hitting Rollins with a modified shoulder-breaker, KO went to the top rope. Rollins again tried to fight back, but Owens hit a gutbuster from up high.
Back in the ring, Rollins hit the flying knee, followed by a frog splash of his own. Even though he connected, Kevin Owens still kicked out of the pin attempt. It looked like time was running out for Owens, but Jericho ran down to the ring to distract Rollins.
Rollins somehow managed to fend off Jericho and KO, and he hit the Pedigree on Owens. But as he went for the pin, Jericho interfered again and put Owens’ leg on the rope.
With the match breaking down, a botched pop-up powerbomb resulted in the referee getting knocked out. Furthermore, Rollins again hit the Pedigree, but since the ref was out, no one could make the count.