United States Championship Handicap Match Announced for RAW 1/9/17

RAW January 9, 2017 US Championship

WWE has announced a handicap match for this Monday’s RAW. It’s going to be Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho for the United States Championship.

Also announced for Monday’s RAW, which airs against the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson, is appearances by legends The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.

Smith’s Sentiment: I absolutely despise handicap matches. To me they make no logical sense and actively hurt everyone involved whilst making a mockery of wrestling’s “sport” side. So what happens here? Either Roman Reigns wins and retains his championship, which would mean the Universal Champion can’t even beat the US Champion in a two-on-one match, he loses by disqualification and keeps his title, or he loses the match and his title and thus Owens and Jericho become actual co-champions of a title.

None of those scenarios does anything positive for anyone, and I think this is a larger problem with RAW right now. It’s just garbage thrown against the wall that isn’t thought out in any way. I was going to be watching the national championship game and DVR’ing RAW anyway, because I’m an Alabama fan, but announcing a handicap match does nothing to even attempt to get me to tune in.

While I like that they’ve announced a match for RAW ahead of time, although I think RAW should take the Smackdown approach and announce matches for the next week during an episode, but this just isn’t an appealing match. I don’t see the benefit.

About Gary Smith (1032 Articles)
I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I like to play games, watch movies, wrestling, and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

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