Chris Jericho became the new WWE United States Champion by defeating Kevin Owens in the opening match of tonight's WWE Payback pay-per-view from the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Jericho is now a two-time United States Champion. Owens won the title back at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando.

With the win, Jericho joins the SmackDown roster.

Below are photos and videos from tonight's match:















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