The WWE Network debuted its WWE 365 premiere episode last night (Sun. November 19, 2017) as it followed SmackDown Live Superstar Kevin Owens' WWE career from SummerSlam of 2016 to this month's events.
There have been a ton of high and lows for Owens during that time period, a period that he himself described as "extreme" for that very reason. Owens was part of one of the greatest feuds of the year this year because it featured such an organic build-up. Owens and Jericho started off as best friends and assisted one another in their weekly matches.
Eventually Owens grew tired of Jericho after he talked him into a match against former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg at Fastlane, in which he'd have to defend his then-Universal Championship against the legend.
Due to this, Owens attacked Jericho on an episode of RAW during "Y2J's" Festival Of Friendship ceremony that he had put together for "KO." As a result, Jericho would distract Owens during his match with Goldberg and cost him the Universal Title.
A match between Jericho and Owens was made for WrestleMania 33, and Jericho would have to defend his United States Championship against his former best friend as well. Many fans expected a great match between two of the best workers in the business today, but it seemingly failed to live up to the hype (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"Nine years ago for WrestleMania 24, I was sitting in the crowd way up there in the bleachers," Owens said.
"To come back nine years later to be a focal point of WrestleMania with Chris Jericho, who we actually saw perform at WrestleMania 24... to get to work with Chris the last six months, and now to get in the ring with him at WrestleMania is quite surreal."
One man who took notice of this was none other that "The Chairman Of The Board" Vince McMahon. The WWE 365 premiere captured Owens and McMahon's interaction afterwards, and it was extremely uncomfortable to witness.
Owens approached McMahon and asked him "are we good?" To which McMahon abruptly and cold bloodedly responded "No."
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