Chris Jericho captures WWE United States championship

January 10, 2017 - WWE

12:29 AM ET

The WWE title-sized hole in a career resume of Chris Jericho is no more.

Jericho, 46, who done his WWE entrance in 1999, prisoner a United States championship for a initial time in his career on Monday night’s book of “Raw” in New Orleans.

In a two-on-one encumber match, Jericho teamed adult with WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens to better Roman Reigns, with Jericho recording a pinfall attainment following a Codebreaker finisher to win a title.

With his United States championship win Monday, Jericho combined nonetheless another renowned fulfilment to his prolonged and shining career. He became only a seventh chairman in WWE story to have hold a universe title, a tab group title, a Intercontinental championship and a United States championship over a march of his career — a attainment unofficially famous as a grand slam.

After a array of tighten calls in new weeks on Raw, with Reigns fortifying his pretension opposite both Jericho and Owens in purify pinfall victories, a detriment snapped Reigns’ initial run with a pretension during 106 days. Reigns prisoner a United States championship in Sep during a Clash of Champions pay-per-view by defeating Rusev.

Jericho, who seemed to be unintentionally destitute open on his hairline late in a match, available a pinfall shortly after Owens available a painful-looking energy explosve as he hurtled Reigns onto a ring apron.

A local of Canada, Jericho began his pro wrestling career in 1990 and went on to win scarcely each vital WWE title, including a universe heavyweight championship (three times), a Intercontinental championship (nine times) and a universe tab group championships (five times). Jericho, a two-time WCW champion, also became a initial WWE undisputed champion in 2001.

Jericho has nonetheless to win a Universal and SmackDown tab group titles — both of that were introduced to a association in 2016 following a latest WWE code extension.

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