In a match that will have great importance in determining the pecking order of WWE going forward, Chris Jericho will square off against Randy Orton at Night of Champions.
Even though the bout is for bragging rights and not a championship, Jericho and Orton remain two of WWE’s most decorated Superstars on the current WWE roster, boasting a combined 18 World Title reigns between them.
The Viper appears to have targeted Y2J after a criticism from Jericho cut too deeply. On a recent edition of “The Highlight Reel,” The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla stated that Orton’s opportunities at success and glory in WWE were all handed to him on a silver platter. In response, an enraged Orton attacked his familiar rival in the WWE trainer’s room on the Sept. 8 edition of Raw, mere moments after Jericho endured a knee injury in a Steel Cage Match against Bray Wyatt.
Now, the two ring veterans — one a merciless, Authority-backed Apex Predator, the other a crafty warrior who just may be “the best at everything he does” — are set to meet at Night of Champions.
Will Jericho teach Orton a lesson in respect to Orton, or will The Viper show the outspoken Y2J that he doesn’t need any assistance turning back the challenge of top-flight competitors? See which Superstar earns vindication when Night of Champions airs live on WWE Network Sunday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.