HOUSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — KO-Mania has officially begun as Kevin Owens became the new WWE Universal Champion on Raw thanks to the actions of a returning Triple H.
Owens earned the new Raw-branded championship after facing off against Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Big Cass in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match Monday that was made after Finn Balor was forced to relinquish the title due to injury following SummerSlam.
After Big Cass was eliminated, Reigns seemed to have everything under control as he continued to punish both Rollins and Owens, but the match took a surprising turn when seemingly out of nowhere, WWE COO Triple H intervened and laid out The Big Dog with a pedigree outside the ring.
Triple H then hand-delivered Reigns to Rollins for the three count leading many to believe that the King of Kings was once again siding with his protege Rollins. In a shocking move however, Triple H instead turned on Rollins and delivered another Pedigree in order for Owens to take home the top prize.
The pair then celebrated in the ring together as Triple H raised Owens hands in victory. Holding up his title to the crowd, Owens could be heard shouting “It’s my show!”
Raw general manager Mick Foley was seen visibly upset at Triple H for intervening while his wife, commissioner Stephanie McMahon, looked on in shock that her husband would betray Rollins.
Triple H was last seen at WrestleMania in April when Reigns defeated him for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship which now resides on Smackdown on the shoulders of Dean Ambrose.