Chris Jericho Says The Owens/Styles Finish At Battleground Was Botched
October 9, 2021
At last month’s Battleground show, Kevin Owens defeated AJ Styles to win the United States Championship, however, that wasn’t WWE’s plan.
Following the match, which had an extremely odd finish, we heard that the finish of the match was botched, and that Owens wasn’t actually supposed to win the United States Championship from Styles.
And during a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho confirmed that the Styles/Owens finish at Battleground was botched.
“The idea was for me to work with AJ on Tuesday, and do nothing with Kevin. And then the match happened on the Sunday and they legitimately screwed it up, it happens sometimes – the finish didn’t work… whatever happened.
“And then there’s all these stories… no, there was never [an emergency phone call from WWE]– I was just gonna be there to play Clint Bobski [during filming of the ‘second tape’ of Southpaw Regional Wrestling]and they’re like, well, put me on the show. That’s why they did the Triple Threat, because they had to get the belt back on AJ because of the screw-up on the weekend.”