Roman Reigns has his sights set on becoming a double champion when he challenges Kevin Owens at WWE Roadblock tonight. The Samoan star already holds the United States title but is now looking to capture Owens’ Universal Championship to boot.
Meanwhile, KO’s ‘best friend’ Chris Jericho faces Seth Rollins in a match that could end up having a bearing on the main event. An epic rivalry will draw to a close as Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks battles Charlotte Flair in a 30-minute Ironman match.
And The New Day put their record-breaking tag team title run up against the hard hitting duo Cesaro and Sheamus. Our man Neil Docking will deliver all the action as it happens through the night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The New Day(c) vs Cesaro & Sheamus – Raw Tag Team Championships
The New Day walk into this bout as the longest reigning Tag Team Champions in WWE history, surpassing Demolition’s record reign of 478 days. Many fans have criticised the title reign for dragging out the way it did. While it may look like this would spell the end of New Day’s title reign, WWE likes pulling surprises and unexpected moments. The New Day will further establish their reign as champions and will go into Royal Rumble as champions, where they will likely drop the belt in the big event.
Sami Zayn vs Braun Strowman
Sami Zayn is a massive underdog going into this bout against the undefeated Braun Strowman. Zayn has had a good feud with Mick Foley and their intense interactions led to Foley tricking Zayn and the WWE Universe that he had traded Zayn to SmackDown Live for Eva Marie. However, this was a test to see Zayn’s desire and fighting spirit. After much reluctance, Foley granted Zayn’s request, stating that he has a ten-minute time limit to beat Strowman.
Chris Jericho vs Seth Rollins
This feud has been set up as the start of Seth Rollins’ path to get to Triple H, who double-crossed him nearly 4 months ago. Rollins said that to get to Triple H he needed to get Kevin Owens. But to get to Kevin Owens he needed to get through Chris Jericho, Owens’ “Former” best friend. Interestingly enough, this will be the first Pay-Per-View match that Seth Rollins has been in since Wrestlemania 31 where he will not be competing for the world title.
Kevin Owens(c) vs Roman Reigns – Universal Championship
WWE have a chance to make Roman Reigns a “double champion” by defeating Kevin Owens. The feud overall has been very lacklustre, shadowed more by Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens’ friendship tensions. However, it is likely all to set up a swerve where Jericho helps The Prize Fighter to get a victory over The Big Dog. Owens is likely to remain Universal Champion atleast until Royal Rumble, if not longer. That does not mean that Reigns won’t be in the Universal title picture at Wrestlemania 33. It just means that he will have to wait longer to become the Universal Champion.