Chris Jericho Believes Samoa Joe, Not Baron Corbin Should Be Main Eventing Stomping Grounds

Corbin is set to face Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship this Sunday

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During the latest episode of The Talk Is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho had a pretty harsh assessment of what is supposed to be the main event during the upcoming WWE Stomping Ground pay-per-view.

According to Jericho, the match for the WWE Universal Championship between Seth Rollins and Baron Corbin is an example of just what is wrong with the WWE’s current programming.

“This match, to me, once again is one of the problems with WWE and maybe one of the reasons why tickets haven’t sold well in Tacoma,” said Jericho. “We just saw this match two weeks ago at Super [Show Down].

Jericho seemed to be mostly critical of Corbin’s involvement in the match as, he doesn’t see Corbin as ready for the main event. He went on to say that he believes that it’s the current US Champion Samoa Joe who should be in the main event picture.

“Corbin is a solid worker, solid personality, great guy. I don’t think he’s ready for the main event especially when you got Samoa Joe four or five matches down working for the United States Championship,” said Jericho.

“Joe can walk the walk and talk the talk. I think Corbin is still learning,” he added.

Jericho did admit that the one thing that might make the Rollins vs. Corbin match interesting and different from the match they had at Super Show Down was the fact that there will be an – as of yet – to be announced special guest referee.

For their Stomping Grounds match, Corbin has been given the opportunity to choose a special guest referee but as of now, there has yet to be an official name announced. This could be as, for the past few episodes of RAW and SmackDown leading up to Stomping Grounds, Rollins has been going after anyone who Corbin might pick as the special guest referee, including Elias, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Eric Young, EC3, and the B Team.

Meanwhile, Samoa Joe is set to face main roster newcomer Ricochet who won a fatal-five-way against Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, Cesaro, and the Miz to become number one contender for the US Title.