Before the match, WWE did a recap video of what got us here. The arena was bathed in the eerie lights that cell phones make. Haven’t seen that much light in one arena since I saw AC/DC in concert, way back in 1982.
Bray dismissed Harper and Rowan. There was an extended stare down. Bray cackled at Jericho, early on. Knees and fists from Bray. Bray seriously brutalized Y2J. Jericho tried to fight back but it had little effect. Jericho hit a High Elbow and blasted Bray. Bray came right back and dropped Jericho. Back Elbow by Bray. 2 cont. The crowd was split in their support. Erick provided a distraction to allow Bray to take back control.
Jericho with a Dropkick and the Springboard Dropkick to send Bray to the floor. Jericho went to the Penthouse and dove onto all three members of the Wyatt Family! Jericho pitched Bray back in the ring. Harper grabbed Jericho. The ref threw out both Harper and Rowan. Yeah.
The fight went to the floor and back into the ring. Bray sent Jericho into the corner but ended up hitting the post as he charged. Shoulder Tackles that didn’t drop Bray. Jericho went up top and nailed an Ax Bomber.Wicked Gutbusters by Bray. 2 count. Jericho fought back with Knife Edge Chops. Jericho brought up the knees to counter the Backsplash Senton. Step-Up Enziguri by Jericho. 1-2-Denied.
Jericho blocked a Superplex but fell to a Top Rope Ace Crusher-like move. Jericho came back with the Running Bulldog. Lionsault but Bray got the knees up. Bray with the Inverted Spider Walk. I wish my body could bend like that. One Arm Uranage, by Bray, for a two. Bray with a Running Corner Splash. Bray taunted the 9-time I-C champ. Jericho tried to fight back but Bray dropped Jericho on the edge of the apron. 2 count. Bray hung upside down and got ready to go for Sister Abigail. Jericho countered it into an attempt at the Walls of Jericho. The two men punched away. Flying Crossbody by Bray. Code Breaker!
Your Winner: Chris Jericho
Battleground Scorecard: 4.25