This was for Jericho’s United States Championship.This was a very enjoyable match and an easy watch. They put together a number of fun sequences, and everything came off well and was paced at a good clip.
The match did seem tonally off though since the feud was based on these two being very mad at each other. They worked it more like they were trying to prove who was the better wrestler or something else less personal.
That issue did not ruin the match by any means. It just significantly lowered the ceiling for it. Oh well. Owens won cleanly after the apron powerbomb. (***)