WWE Hell in a Cell 2016: Should Chris Jericho Turn on Kevin Owens?


Chris Jericho and Kevin have been best friends now for a couple months. Should Jericho turn on Owens at Hell in a Cell?

The friendship of both the WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho has been one of the more comical gimmicks on Raw throughout these past few months. It has dated back prior to SummerSlam when Owens claimed to have Jericho’s back when feuding with Enzo Amore and Big Cass. The tandem went on to defeat arguably WWE’s most popular tag team at the biggest party of the summer and have since been so-called “best friends.”

The Jericho and Owens combination, as mentioned has been one of the more entertaining segments fans have seen on Raw on Monday nights. The two simply have this chemistry together that can’t help, but get the audience engaged and laughing; especially with Jericho’s odd sense of humor. All of this begs the question as to will the two superstars split up sooner rather than later? WWE has hinted these two splitting up for multiple weeks now. The relationship has shown recent signs of parasitism. One is simply using the other to survive and use for personal gain. In this case, Owens appears to be using Jericho in order to keep his Universal title. A classic tale of deceit.

Owens has recently left Jericho behind at ringside, while he took a beating at the hands of the New Day. Some friend, right? The relationship has indeed appeared to be dwindling since Owens won his first World Championship with WWE. Jericho has also mentioned that his friendship with Owens is so deep, that he considers them both champion. Does Owens agree with that? It is a certainty that this friendship will fall in the coming months. The main question here is, will it be sooner rather than later? Perhaps, at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.

Owens will be taking on a familiar foe in Seth Rollins in a match which will be contested in the hell in a cell structure. Jericho had a direct hand in Owens retaining his Universal Championship at Clash of Champions last month. Will he find a way to make his way into this match-up as well? Hell in a Cell is a tough match to assert yourself in if you are not actually in the match, however WWE has not been shy about bringing the match outside the steel structure. We saw this most recently at Wrestlemania this past year when Shane McMahon made his epic plunge from the top of the cage.

I believe it is far too soon to break up the “Jeri-KO” combination. They are simply too comical when in the ring or backstage cutting a promo. Their relationship should come to a screeching halt before 2016 ends, but at Hell in a Cell, it is too quick to pull the trigger and ruin such a strong and entertaining gimmick. I am also a firm believer that Jericho should have one final title run with WWE and it should be at the expense of the current champion, Owens.

No one expected Jericho to hang around this long during his most recent stint with WWE. Many believed he was around to help aid in boosting the ratings and would mainly compete as a part-timer. However, Jericho has been one of the main features on Raw by the side of Kevin Owens. Jericho has not only been one of the more humerus characters on Raw, but has also performed very well when inside the ring. He has put on classic matches with the likes of AJ Styles, Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose as well since his return. He still has a lot left in the tank.

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WWE should break up the relationship between Jericho and Owens before the year ends, however it should not be at Hell in a Cell. They need to ride this gimmick out a little while longer and generate a few more laughs from the fans. This will also be a great time to create more turmoil between the two superstars on the Raw brand, further setting up a clash between the them. Look for Jericho to turn on Owens or perhaps vice versa in the upcoming months after Hell in a Cell unfolds.