There’s big news coming out of this week’s episode of Smackdown Live. Chris Jericho returned at the start of the show to set up a match for later in the show. The show was headlined by Kevin Owens defending the United States Championship against Jericho and AJ Styles. In a tremendous match, Styles was able to pin Jericho to recapture the championship. I guess this was WWE’s way of correcting the finish to Sunday’s match at WWE Battleground (click here to read more on that story).
Owens was furious and grabbed the microphone after the match and demanded a rematch for the title on next week’s show. He promised to take the title back.
So, the following matches have been announced for next week:
Number 1 contenders match for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam
John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
United States Championship
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Kevin Owens
— WWE (@WWE) July 26, 2017