Roman Reigns looks to win his first Universal Championship from Kevin Owens when Roadblock: End of the Line hits Pittsburgh, while Sasha Banks and Charlotte battle it out one last time in an Ironman match.
Kevin Owens © v Roman Reigns
Kevin Owens looks to end his great 2016 on a high and walk into 2017 still the WWE Universal Champion and deny former WWE Champion Roman Reigns the chance to become a dual champion.
The Big Dog began his quest to holding the Universal and US titles with victory over Kevin Owens three weeks ago, but this rivalry has been overshadowed by the growing tension between the Universal Champion and his best friend Chris Jericho.
Owens’ attempts to cost Reigns the United States Championship backfired as Reigns saw off Y2J to retain the gold. It is inevitable that Owens and Jericho’s relationship will reach breaking point and I think it will happen sooner rather than later.
There is no doubt that Reigns is still WWE’s guy to be the face of the company and I do think he has a chance of leaving Pittsburgh win the Universal title. However, I think Owens will somehow manage to find a way to secure the win but won’t have Jericho to help him this time.
Prediction: Kevin Owens
After Chris Jericho cost him the Universal Championship on a number of occasions, Seth Rollins finally gets his hands on the six-time WWE Champion at Roadblock: End of the Line.
After Jericho cost Rollins the Universal title inside Hell in a Cell and then again the night after Survivor Series, ironically disguised as Sin Cara, Rollins would not let it slide and ambushed Jericho in the parking lot.
While Jericho also has to deal with the tension in his friendship with Kevin Owens, Rollins also has a distraction by calling out former mentor Triple H over the past couple of weeks, the man who turned his back on Rollins back in September.
I don’t think The Game will turn up at Roadblock but I expect to see The King of Kings back in the New Year to start a fued with Rollins leading to a match at WrestleMania. Jericho is likely next in line for a shot at Owens’ Universal title but I am backing Rollins for the victory tonight.